AE+ hard drive...or Time capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Cbdboz, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Cbdboz macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2013
    My time capsule appears to be giving up on time to decide whether to go for a the new model TC or new model AE+ HD

    Any advice ?:D
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Ae + hd vote for me.


    1, easy to swap hdd if a failure occurs
    2, not tied to specific sizes and inflated cost for drive.
    3, ssd option
  3. ColdCase, Mar 6, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2014

    ColdCase macrumors 68030

    Feb 10, 2008
    TimeCapsule. Less cable clutter, better drive performance, just a small premium over a AE plus NAS quality drive (you can go cheap on the AE external drive and enclosure but that more like comparing apples and oranges). You can always add an external drive.

    I just went through the decision and chose the TC.

    If you want, you can swap TC drives. I extended the life of my timecapsule by replacing the drive. Not that difficult, many mod descriptions on line and in YouTube. It is much easier to swap drives in the newer models, many here throw 4TB drives in.
  4. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    I went from an Airport Extreme to a Time Capsule. The cost of the drive in the new models is quite reasonable and it was plug and play. There is no drive you can plug into the USB port that is going to be any faster over the network than the internal drive.

  5. Sodner macrumors 68020


    Jan 12, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Love my new "ac" 2TB Time Capsule. Highly recommend going that route.
  6. Cbdboz thread starter macrumors regular


    Oct 31, 2013
    Thanks all.

    If can swap drives out if needed on time capsule...then that sounds good.

    However... One concern I always have is risk of theft when away....have to leave the router on...but with a TC..all my data would be there for the taking, whilst with an AE+ HD...I can always disengage and lock the drives away....

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