I want to connect time capsule to a thunderbolt external hard drive. Can I do that and what cables do I use

  • Asked by Todd W from Brooklyn
  • Aug 17, 2012
Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

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2 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    There is no way to connect a Thunderbolt external hard drive to the Apple Time Capsule.

    -connecting a Thunderbolt to Enet adapter to a Thunderbolt external hard drive doesn't do anything useful. (no NAS support built-in to Thunderbolt hard drives)
    -Apple Time Capsule doesn't support adding extra storage via enet or USB2 (although it could possibly support adding storage via USB2)

    • Answered by Chris S from San Jose
    • Aug 24, 2012
  • Time Capsule supports add on hard drives with USB 2 as of this date. It works well and reasonably fast for most uses.

    • Answered by James P from Santa Clara
    • Jul 29, 2014