Next generation Airport Extreme when?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by hohohong, May 13, 2009.

  1. hohohong macrumors 6502

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    Was gonna get the new APES but the bottleneck is USB 2.0 which is only 480 Mbps mainly for ext HD back up.

    USB 3.0 is gonna be released 2010, so should I wait till then to get it? I already have a D-link 655 which works very well, but no Mobile Me remote HD access (which I want the most).

    USB 3.0 should released Q1 2010 right?
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Not very soon dude, since they just refreshed them on March.
     
  3. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Definately, won't be for awhile. The dual band was just released.

    While the speed of my external hooked up to the AES is frustrating at times, I've learned to live with it. Key is giving it second to spin up when trying to access it.

    I've also noticed myself not copy and pasting files on the drive often - with time machine I've found that I tend to just save files on my Mac and let time machine do its magic. Then I don't have to worry about it. :cool:
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Even is USB 3.0 appears in Q1 2010, there is no guarantee Apple will adopt it in a new AEBS.
     
  5. CarlisleUnited macrumors 6502

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    Won't it be a while before 3.0 enclosures come on to the market and even then the cost will be high initially no?
     
  6. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Yes.
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Unless you're running Gigabit Ethernet, the USB 2.0 speed is not your bottleneck.

    802.11n usually tops out at 150Mbps, which is 1/3 of the speed of USB 2. Even at its top speed of 300Mbps, 802.11n is still slower than USB.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The bottleneck on the AEBS is actually the chipset which restricts transfers to 10MBps tops.
     

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