Alternative to Time Capsule back-up external hard drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jesse Smith, Aug 11, 2008.

  1. Jesse Smith macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2003
    Planet Zeekois
    Looking at the reviews on for Time Capsule, it looks like Apple really stinks at making back-up hard drives. What would be a good Alternative?

    1. Being able to use Airport to back up and not have to plug it in to the iMac would be a *big* plus.
    2. It doesn't have to have automatic back-ups. Just backing up when I make it back-up would be fine.
    3. 1 TB Hard Drive.

    So far I've looked at G-Tech G-Drive Q 1TB, Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 Hard Drive - 1TB, and the LaCie 1TB d2 Quadra Hard Disk, though I don't see 'Airport' in the descriptions/Features.
  2. noodle654 macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2005
    Never Ender
    Look into the WD MyBooks, I think the World Edition has Airport support. Those drives that you listed wont do much as they are Windows based.
  3. Jesse Smith thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 19, 2003
    Planet Zeekois
    Not two of them. Obviously Apple wouldn't sell them if they only worked for Windows... G-Tech G-Drive Q 1TB LaCie 1TB d2 Quadra Hard Disk

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