Airport Extreme or 500gb Time Cpsule

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by butchseaman, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. butchseaman macrumors member

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  2. Lukeyboy01 macrumors regular

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    Get the airport extreme you can attach a external harddrive up to it's usb port that way its more future proof
     
  3. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    That's a great deal on the TC. If I were you, I would go that route. The TC has a USB out on it as well - so you can always add another drive.

    Right now I have a 1TB TC with a 1TB WD HD attached to it.

    Or, crack it open and add a different drive down the road.

    Cheers.
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    If you already have an external drive that you could use, get the airport. if not, i'd say get the TC.
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Is that the Dual Band Simul on the TC? If not, then I would get the AEBS with Dual Band Simul.
     
  6. angemon89 macrumors 68000

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    I agree totally with rgarjr.
     
  8. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    The TC is a great device and if it is dual band then all the better.
     
  9. neiltc13 macrumors 68040

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    I had a 500GB Time Capsule, not only was it a terrible router (constantly dropping connections and failing to authenticate devices not made by Apple) but the internal hard drive failed after a couple of months.

    I was lucky that the Apple Store gave me a refund because it was a pile of junk. I got myself an awesome Linksys router for a quarter of the price and haven't looked back once.
     

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