Poor Mans Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by cudafish, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. cudafish macrumors member

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    Belkin Network USB Hub Part # F5L009 Bought One for $80.00

    USB hard drive of you choise. I bought 1TB for $100.00

    Works Great
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I've heard that a lot of users have had problems using this with OS X. I'm leaning more towards an Airport Extreme Base station + USB drive. Only about $30 more and compatibility guaranteed.
     
  3. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    I second that. Buy the AP Extreme on eBay used, and it's the same price.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Time Capsule.

    The poor man's Time Machine is as free as the rich man's.
     
  5. cudafish thread starter macrumors member

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    Works Great for me. All it really cost me was $80.00 I already had many USB drives.
     
  6. geerlingguy macrumors 6502a

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    Either way - it's not really a problem to do it with your method, but in general, and for easier configuration, it might be better to go the AirPort route.
     
  7. pyrodex macrumors 6502

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    I got my AEBS on eBay for 90$ shipped and it looks BRAND new but used. It came to me made from Nov 2008 so I was a happy camper.

    Waiting for my Mac to show up in Feb before I buy a 1TB USB drive for it.
     

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