Apple Time Capsule 3TB for $230, 2TB for $170

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  1. dpace32 macrumors regular

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    Found this deal online from here

     
  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, that's really tempting. But they don't say whether the units are brand new or in opened boxes or refurbished or what. Hmmm.
     
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  4. kant macrumors 6502

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    If it is a NIB closeout it's a very tempting price. Apple refurb is $299.


    Anyone care to share how well that model work as an NAS? I'm tired of having 6 versions of an svg file spread across 3 computers and 2 firewire drives.

    I haven't decided yet on older mini w/server, dedicated NAS, or time capsule. That price could swing my decision.
     
  5. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    It's very solid and stable, though no speed daemon by any means. Nor does it offer any type of redundancy against drive failure.
    Mac Mini beats it on both accounts plus adds other functionality.
    TC's real virtue is being a target for TimeMachine backups. But I have to use 3 instances of them to achieve redundancy :D
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=18013924&postcount=4
     
  6. kant macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info. The mini keeps coming up as the best option. It let's me keep my firewire enclosures for now while I wait on Sonnet, CalDigit, and/or Sunix to actually ship thunderbolt docks. (I don't like either of the Belkin or Matrox solutions.)

    If the mini had two RJ45s it would be perfect.
     
  7. priitv8 macrumors 68020

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    With every day, my sympathy leans more and more towards Drobo 5D (TB + USB 3.0 DAS).
     
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