Storage Capacity

Is there any data compression taking place? I basically want to know, is the ratio of data to backed up data 1:1? If I have close to 1TB of data to back up, will TC use the same amount of space or will it be less so I can add more data in the future?

  • Asked by Ryan H from San Jose
  • May 11, 2010
QA Apple Time Capsule

QA Apple Time Capsule

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  • Best Answer:

    If you would use Time Machine with your Time Capsule, that would do incremental backups that continue until all the disk space is fully used, after which Time Machine would drop-off the oldest in favor of the new.

    If you use the Time Capsule for non-Time Machine backups, or just use it for data storage, it's just another external hard drive, although its drive can't actually be partitioned without being removed.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • May 12, 2010