My girlfriend and I each have a Mac laptop that are on a home wireless network. I’ve got a number of design work files that are currently on FireWire drives because my laptop HD isn’t large enough to hold them all. We both use Time Machine to backup our individual systems to separate external hard drives.
I’m typically use my laptop in various rooms around the house so I tend to move around with it a bit. As such, having an external hard drive tethered to it is kind of a drag and I’d love to have some kind of file server that I can access wirelessly which will also be backed up.
Buy a USB 2.0 hard drive for all the work files and attach it to a Time Capsule which I want to backup (1) the USB drive with all the work files (2) my laptop, and (3) the girlfriend’s laptop.
What I want to know:
Is this a good idea? Will it work? Will accessing files from the attached USB drive be horribly slow? Am I risking anything in this approach? Is there a better solution for roughly the same cost?
Thanks in advance,