3TB time capsule with airport extreme?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by rhuarc3, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. rhuarc3 macrumors member


    Apr 27, 2011
    I have an extreme ( less than a year old) and am looking into a tc as a wireless hdd for backups using time machine. Is it worth spending the 499 or is there a cheaper option that will work wirelessly?
  2. TallManNY macrumors 601


    Nov 5, 2007
    Do you really have that much to back up? The premium to go from 2TB to 3TB just seems clearly not worth it to me. I'd save the $200 with a thought to putting it to use replacing the TC in 2 years with something better.

    There are much cheaper solutions but if I had that much data, I would probably not try to back up wirelesses.
  3. skorpien macrumors 68020

    Jan 14, 2008
    There's really no point in going with a TC. You'd be better off getting a USB HDD and connecting it to your AEBS for Time Machine backups. Or you could get a NAS that will give you much more functionality.

    If you do go with the NAS however, make sure that it supports Time Machine backups, otherwise it may be a bit more difficult to back up your Mac to it.
  4. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Some people have figured out how to attach an external USB to the Extremes to get the same wireless backup capability. I don't remember the details, but I'm sure if you google around you'll find some info.
  5. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    I went the NAS route too. Synology makes some really nice ones with TM & Mac support.

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