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Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by wake6830, Jan 15, 2008.
New Wireless Router/Hard Drive Combo
299 for 500gb
499 for 1tb
Hope the drives are EASILY user-replaceable. Would love to fill a drive, ship it off to my parent's house for safe-keeping, and then pop a new drive in it.
We'll soon find out!
Does this mean no AirDrive support (ie USB-attached drive + AEBS) for Time Machine?
How about fixing the issues some people are having with the Airport Extreme Base Station first?
Apple Announces Time Capsule
Today during the MacWorld keynote speech, Steve Jobs announced a new Airport Extreme Base Station - with "server grade" internal hard drive dubbed "Time Capsule." The new base station is available in two configurations:
500GB - $299
1TB - $499
If I can use it as a NAS to store content my Mac, tv, and iPhone can access, I'll take one.
UK price figures!
Could be a handy little gadget.
A tick pricey, not too much though, but nifty anyway.
i think i might pick one of these up. they seem to be reasonably priced and i know i'll need a new wireless router soon anyways....
That's not bad if you don't already have an AEBS(n), really. 500GB drives are at least $100 just about anywhere you look.
Is this just specifically for backup? Or can we like store stuff on it?
So 3 weeks ago I spent $159 on an Airport Extreme and $120 on Leopard so I could plug my $120 HD into for Time Machine when they finally updated it to support backups wirelessly. Now Im out all that. Unbelievable.
my thoughts as well. but i already have an airport extreme though?
Like I said, not too bad. I guess I'm thinking it's nothing more than a wireless hard drive.
Maybe there's a little more to it.
Does this mean that Apple fixed the airport NAS issue that make me hate time machine?
Wouldn't Time Machine just take over the whole drive though? That's my one concern. I don't need a 500GB Time Machine, but if it can be divided up into multiple partitions then it would be useful.
I`d also love to get it if NAS is possible. I was bout to upgrade the router anyways. So it`d be a good option. But I seriously dont need a 500 GB for my 80 GB macBook
I was really hoping for user-replaceable hard drives so I could send a full drive somewhere else for safe-keeping and just add a new one myself.
Doesn't look like that's the way it's made, though. Oh well, still an awesome product! I gotta make sure my parent's and my grandmother get one...if they lose all their photos they'll be asking ME to restore them and right now I won't be able to help them!
don't forget that Time Machine isn't a clone of your drive, its a continuous backup. thus with a larger drive you'll be able to have things backed up longer and be able to revert to items further back.
If it can support multiple machines backup-up to it then some sort of partitioning must be going on, but I guess it depends whether this is hidden from the user or if its up to you to assign space and control permissions.
500Gb - £199
1TB - £329
yeah...as I read between the two products, I thought, wait, this is airport extreme with a hard drive. Why couldn't they just update the firmware in airport extreme? Sucks for people who already bought one.
It is obvious that this is the reason wireless hd backup never worked. They were coming out with time capsule from the very beginning.
exactly what i was about to ask...
is it just for time machine back up or can it just act as a wireless hard drive? i'd love to be able to acces whatever files i want from anywhere in my house wirelessly....
if this is not a feature, apple messed up bigtime.....
I just realized precisely the same thing. Ugly, ugly realization.
what does NAS mean that everyone is referring to?
Also, does anyone know if this thing will be able to store my media (movies, music etc) and stream it to my MPB? If I could remove all of my movies and photographs and keep it on this, and then access them when I need, I'm buying one.
Most importantly though, will I be able to stream movies off of it? On to my MPB or an TV in the future?
This seems a must when the router/external hard drive packs up.
Would finally be at .11n speeds then aswell