help...airport extreme or time machine?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by FloridaMac, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. FloridaMac macrumors regular

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    Is there one better/faster than the other? If I don't use Time Machine how would I back up things? What is your preference?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    It's called a Time Capsule. If you decide not to get a Time Capsule you can still back up your machine with a non-network external hard drive with the Time Machine software.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I'd suggest the AEBS and an external USB hard drive. The TC has a history of its power supply failing around 18 months (this may have changed recently, but I'm not sure there's enough data yet). Since the AEBS power supply is external, it's an easy replacement.
     
  4. FloridaMac thread starter macrumors regular

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  5. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Other than reliability, no. The only benefit a TC has is the drive is internal, but considering their reliability record, I'll deal with an external.
     

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