Alternative to Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by myemaildw, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. myemaildw macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2008
    Is there a cheaper way to get a USB Hard Drive on network for backup with Time Machine? I mean there is no USB or FireWire in Time Capsule. It will take like forever to restore my mac if it crashes.
  2. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    You can't boot off of Time Capsule nor use it in Target Disk Mode, but once you have the base OS installed on your Mac, connecting it to the Time Capsule via Gigabit Ethernet will allow much faster data transfer then via USB or FW.
  3. myemaildw thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2008
    Connecting via Ethernet would be a solution. But are you sure that Ethernet data transfer is faster than via USB2 or FireWire400?
  4. joaoferro37 macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    Vogon Planet Destructor

Share This Page