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

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    Looking at the reviews on Apple.com 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

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    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

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    Not two of them. Obviously Apple wouldn't sell them if they only worked for Windows...

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/TP490ZM/A?cid=AOS-US-SHOP-NexTag G-Tech G-Drive Q 1TB
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/TR727ZM/A?cid=AOS-US-SHOP-NexTag LaCie 1TB d2 Quadra Hard Disk

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