My MacBook Pro has Time Machine in the dock & I have an Airport Extreme. Is Time Machine the same as Time Capsule? Is Time Cap already on my MacBook?

Sorry, I am a novice obviously. My Mac needs to be repaired and I'm trying to find a way to backup my Mac before bringing it in. I keep reading about Time Capsule but see a lot of negative reviews. I hate to buy it esp. if I already have it. Thx!

  • Asked by Karen T from West Sacramento
  • Aug 21, 2010
QA Apple Time Capsule

QA Apple Time Capsule

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1 Answer from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Time Capsule is a wireless hardware, designed primarily for back-ups.
    Time Mashine is a back-uping software which may use Time Capsule or not.

    • Answered by Boris N from Manhattan
    • Oct 13, 2012