I use an external hard drive for storage. Could Time Capsule back up the external HD as well as my MacBook Pro?

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  • Best Answer:

    Yes, external hard drives that are USB-connected to your MacBook Pro.

  • As an attached volume on your MacBook Pro, you can have the Time Machine back up that volume, no problem. Keep in mind that the attached volume must be physically attached to your Pro in order for Time Machine to back it up. If you are attached to your Time Machine at another session and your hard drive is NOT attached, you should receive a warning that it can't be backed up - that's all. I hope this answered your question?