Support for more than one hard drive hanging off the same 1 TB time capsule, via hub?

There are some other Q&A entries regarding this but they leave a few things ambiguous, so I thought I'd just explain my specific situation and hope someone will give me a clear yea or nay on what I hope to do.

I have a 1 TB Time Capsule, about a year old, and currently have a 2 TB Western Digital external drive attached via its USB port. I would like to add another 2 TB drive.

If I connect a powered USB hub to the TC's USB drive and then the two external drives to the hub, will I see both drives, as well as the TC's own, in the Time Machine configuration options? I will be routing Time Machine backups from an iMac to one of the external drives, and backups from other Macs in the house to the TC's drive and the second external drive.

Thanks for any help you can lend. I think it will work but want to be sure before I order the additional drive and hub.

  • Asked by Edward H from Boulder
  • Dec 15, 2010
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  • Answer

    Yes, this will work fine.

    • Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
    • Dec 18, 2010