3TB time capsule with airport extreme?

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

  1. rhuarc3 macrumors member

    rhuarc3

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    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 68040

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    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

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    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 G4

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    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

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    I went the NAS route too. Synology makes some really nice ones with TM & Mac support.
     

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