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I want to use my airport time capsule as a network attached storage solution, is this possible or do I need to connect a separate hard drive?

Update:10-11Source: network consolidation
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I want to use my airport time capsule as a network attached storage solution, is this possible or do I need to connect it to a separate hard drive?

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The Time Capsule is by default a network hard drive, but it has no "brains" of it's own. So, it cannot function as a stand alone media server if that is what you are asking.
If you are also using the Time Capsule hard drive for Time Machine backups of your Mac(s), then there may be struggle for available space on the drive since it is not possible to partition the Time Capsule drive in a traditional manner.
If space is getting tight on the Time Capsule, it might be a good idea to connect a drive to the USB port on the Time Capsule and use that drive for your network storage needs.