Apollo Promise or Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lularoekatiewillis, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. lularoekatiewillis macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2016
    Can someone explain the difference between the two? I bought the Promise but now am wondering if I need the time machine. My work requires me to hold a lot of photos but I need to easily access those photos as well. Any advice?
  2. Weaselboy, Aug 3, 2016
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2016

    Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    The Apple Time Capsule hardware device is primarily designed as a backup target for OS X Time Machine backups. It can somewhat function as a NAS storage device like the Apollo Promise, but it is very slow and nowhere near as full featured for file sharing as a NAS like the Apollo. The Time Capsule is an Apple Supported device for Time Machine Backups, and good for that purpose, but it a lousy NAS device IMO.

    If your main usage is for file/photo sharing/access, the NAS is a far better solution.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    @lularoekatiewillis The Time Capsule is going to be limited to 30-35 MB/s of throughput to its hard drive, which pales in comparison to any good NAS. It does a great job at what it does, but if big files are going to be stored then looking at a NAS like the Apollo or a Synology is a better choice.

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