Best Backup Solutions: Mac and PC. Time Capsule?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Cyan007, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Cyan007 macrumors newbie

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    Curious to see what others in my situation have done...

    I own both a new Retina MacBook Pro and Windows-based machines and use both for work-related tasks. I was looking at picking up a time capsule but didn't know if that would be the best solution considering I don't really have a need for the router capability but could probably use it to easily transfer files. I was thinking something down the lines of a Thunderbolt device in which I could transfer files from my PC to my Mac over the network to store when needed.

    Would anyone be able to recommend a great device in which I could use? Portability would be nice but not 100% required. This is my first Mac so I'd like to get things setup correctly. :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bauer24 macrumors regular

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  3. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    Time capsule is a good choice. I have a Time Capsule which also acts as a router for me but I do not use the Time Machine on it. Instead, I run the Time Machine on an internal HDD and copy files manually to the Time Capsule as backups from my Mac and PC. The Time Capsule is a very convenient device for exchanging files between Macs and PCs on WiFi.
     
  4. Cyan007, Aug 28, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2012

    Cyan007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have Verizon FIOS in my area integrates their own wireless router into the modem. I've had no issues with this whatsoever to date. However, I've seen a few posts relating to issues between the Time Capsule and this select router configuration.
     

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