3 tb time machine or???

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  1. CultHero macrumors 6502

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    I have a gen 1 airport extreme but with the portability of the macbook I just bought I want to get the new time machine with 3 tb drive. Is it the best option out there? Are there others that have built in drives and support the fastest wifi? I have no problem popping for it if it is the best option, but don't want to just pay for the apple logo
     
  2. mneblett macrumors 6502

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    I purchased a 2TB ac Time Capsule instead of the 3TB -- by the time I need 3TB, larger drives will be available for less than the $100 difference.

    As to other router and back-up options, there are certainly great choices -- the ac version of the Asus 66 series has range slightly better than the ac Time Capsule, and more user-customizing features.

    I went with the Time Capsule because the ac performance is still excellent, I don't need the extra settings options, and staying in the Apple eco-system made my life easier -- I have precious little "me time", and the total hardware/software compatibility means that I'm much more unlikey to have to spend that time on configuration and compatibility issues.

    FWIW, I'm not an Apple fanboy, but where 25 years ago I enjoyed spending great quantities of time putting together PCs from parts, I'm now at a point in my life where I am Apple's ideal customer: someone who wants top-level hardware/software that, pardon the Jobs-ism, "just works" out of the box, because I no longer have the luxury of giving major tinkering time commitment to new gear.
     
  3. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

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    you just described me. Ha. I have three little kids, I had linksys routers etc in the past and was always tweaking them etc. My airport extreme has never failed me.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    There is nothing else like the Time Capsule with the drive and router all in one. I have the latest AC version and really like.

    There are users here that are fans of buying a separate router and some sort of NAS device for backup. A NAS can be faster for storage and some have more features than the Time Capsule, but this comes at the cost of added complexity IMO.

    If you just want a simple, all in one backup solution the Time Capsule is a great option.
     

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