Hard Drive Back Up-NAS?

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  1. jecodob macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I have a problem i am trying to solve.
    I have mac book pro i would like to have automatically back up to and external hard drive...

    But i do not want to connect with USB or Fire wire, I would prefer to do it wireless with a NAS drive is this possible. I do not want to have to connect more wires all the time. I would like it to automatically back uo with time machine when i am at the office.

    Anybody doing this and what hard drive do you use.

    I also have an exchange server but time machine will not recognize the drives.

    thanks
     
  2. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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  3. jecodob thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. Moocher macrumors regular

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    That's what Time Capsule is for!

    Or, hang a hard drive off an airport extreme.

    Simple and works great.


    Mooch
     
  5. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    If price is a concern, it would help to know what your limits are for price, and how much work you're willing to do on your own.

    My NAS consists of a Dlink DNS-323 with two WD Caviar green drives (640MB each), put together for less than $300US. I've had to spend some time tweaking it to my satisfaction (which involved "hacking" the NAS box), but now its a sweet backup solution for Time Machine, as well as storage for files I don't want to keep on my notebook HDs.
     
  6. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    For this type of thing, expect to spend $300-500 minimum unless you have a spare computer laying around and a bunch of free time.
     
  7. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    A NAS is significantly more expensive than a USB or FW drive, but well worth the price IMO. Keep in mind that since a NAS is always on, regardless of whether a computer on the network is on, it has to run some sort of OS, have a network adapter, etc. A USB drive is, by comparison, a far simpler device.

    I'm using a Buffalo LinkStation Pro Duo, 2 Tb, that set me back about $279 at Fry's some time ago - that was a huge markdown.
     

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