Mac Mini + 1Tb Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by scriptdaddy, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. scriptdaddy macrumors newbie

    Jul 13, 2009
    Following on from my earlier thread about buying a US mac mini for the UK, I was wondering if someone could help me further.

    I'm planning on picking up the Base Mac Mini and upgrading the RAM to 4GB myself when I get it back.

    Now I was thinking that since the internal HDD has only 160Gb (maybe less), I would pick up a 1Tb time capsule and would use that as external storage.

    Would this be a feasible idea or can the time capsule only be used for backups?

    Ideally I would be storing my itunes library, documents, pictures and video's on there. I would use the Wireless N from the time capsule to stream any video's and music to the mac mini.

    Can the iPhone connect to the itunes library on a time capsule?

    Would this be a recommended solution, or should I look at alternative options?

  2. Le Big Mac macrumors 68030

    Le Big Mac

    Jan 7, 2003
    Washington, DC
    If you don't need a router, why not just get an external hard drive?

    What you propose would work . . . but you can't back up the Time Capsule itself, so if all your music/photos/vids are on it, those won't be backed up.
  3. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    An iphone can connect to whatever library iTunes is accessing, which can be on the Mac's internal HD or an external HD.
  4. dubhe macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Norwich, UK
    I would recommend a 500GB TC and an external HDD which can either be plugged into the TC or your mini.

    If you are going to upgrade your memory then you can just as easily insert a larger HDD, you will already have completed the required disassembly to get to the memory.

    My 7200rpm drive gives a nice speed boost too.

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