Alternative for time capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by born4sky, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. born4sky macrumors 6502a


    Mar 14, 2008
    What would be an alternative for time capsule?

    I need router and network hard drive. Even though I love slick design, but accessing files from it takes ages...
  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    I use my two TC's exclusively for backup only. One is dedicated to my iMac, and the other is shared between our two MBAs and (now decommissioned) two MBPs. They work great for that purpose. I am not comfortable sharing my backup drives with local NAS drives. I dual back up my computers... once to the TC via TM, and my primary backup is to the cloud using Crashplan+.

    I have an 8TB HP MediaSmart server (WHS) that I use for shared storage in the house... although I wouldn't buy a new WHS now that MS has killed their drive extender technology. I would probably use DROBO now... although I have mixed feeling about those as well.

  3. vincenz macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    You can't have the best of both worlds unfortunately. The closest thing you're looking for is a TC

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