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Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
Washington DC
Hope the drives are EASILY user-replaceable. Would love to fill a drive, ship it off to my parent's house for safe-keeping, and then pop a new drive in it.

We'll soon find out!

Jack Flash

macrumors 65816
May 8, 2007
How about fixing the issues some people are having with the Airport Extreme Base Station first?


macrumors bot
Apr 12, 2001
Apple Announces Time Capsule

Today during the MacWorld keynote speech, Steve Jobs announced a new Airport Extreme Base Station - with "server grade" internal hard drive dubbed "Time Capsule." The new base station is available in two configurations:
500GB - $299
1TB - $499

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macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
i think i might pick one of these up. they seem to be reasonably priced and i know i'll need a new wireless router soon anyways....


macrumors member
Oct 21, 2006
So 3 weeks ago I spent $159 on an Airport Extreme and $120 on Leopard so I could plug my $120 HD into for Time Machine when they finally updated it to support backups wirelessly. Now Im out all that. Unbelievable.


macrumors 6502
Sep 20, 2006
That's not bad if you don't already have an AEBS(n), really. 500GB drives are at least $100 just about anywhere you look.

Like I said, not too bad. I guess I'm thinking it's nothing more than a wireless hard drive.

Maybe there's a little more to it.


macrumors 65816
Jan 11, 2006
Clovis, CA
Wouldn't Time Machine just take over the whole drive though? That's my one concern. I don't need a 500GB Time Machine, but if it can be divided up into multiple partitions then it would be useful.


macrumors 65816
Dec 1, 2005
I`d also love to get it if NAS is possible. I was bout to upgrade the router anyways. So it`d be a good option. But I seriously dont need a 500 GB for my 80 GB macBook :eek:

Small White Car

macrumors G4
Aug 29, 2006
Washington DC
I was really hoping for user-replaceable hard drives so I could send a full drive somewhere else for safe-keeping and just add a new one myself.

Doesn't look like that's the way it's made, though. Oh well, still an awesome product! I gotta make sure my parent's and my grandmother get one...if they lose all their photos they'll be asking ME to restore them and right now I won't be able to help them!


macrumors Core
Jan 6, 2004
don't forget that Time Machine isn't a clone of your drive, its a continuous backup. thus with a larger drive you'll be able to have things backed up longer and be able to revert to items further back.


macrumors 601
Dec 8, 2005
If it can support multiple machines backup-up to it then some sort of partitioning must be going on, but I guess it depends whether this is hidden from the user or if its up to you to assign space and control permissions.

UK Prices:

500Gb - £199
1TB - £329


macrumors 65816
May 2, 2006
Simi Valley, CA I read between the two products, I thought, wait, this is airport extreme with a hard drive. Why couldn't they just update the firmware in airport extreme? Sucks for people who already bought one.

It is obvious that this is the reason wireless hd backup never worked. They were coming out with time capsule from the very beginning.


macrumors regular
Dec 6, 2007
Is this just specifically for backup? Or can we like store stuff on it?

exactly what i was about to ask...

is it just for time machine back up or can it just act as a wireless hard drive? i'd love to be able to acces whatever files i want from anywhere in my house wirelessly....

if this is not a feature, apple messed up bigtime.....


macrumors regular
Aug 30, 2005
what does NAS mean that everyone is referring to?

Also, does anyone know if this thing will be able to store my media (movies, music etc) and stream it to my MPB? If I could remove all of my movies and photographs and keep it on this, and then access them when I need, I'm buying one.

Most importantly though, will I be able to stream movies off of it? On to my MPB or an :apple:TV in the future?
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