Should I upgrade Time Capsule HDD? Can I?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Doju, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    Here's my plan. Order MacBook Pro 13" with BTO 500GB HDD. I also have a Time Capsule with a 500GB HDD. Order a 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green (3.5") and upgrade Time Capsule to the 1TB (as the 500GB won't make much sense with my 500GB internal, right? I'll need 500GB+).

    I then take the old 500GB HDD I took out of the Time Capsule, slap an external HDD on it, and then I have a 500GB 3.5" external HDD for storage (movies, etc.)

    Upgrading the Time Capsule is possible, right? I'm using this guide. I was thinking this drive for the upgrade, would it work?


    My other option is order the MacBook Pro 13" with a 250GB hard drive (stock), order a 500GB 2.5" internal from Newegg at the same time, swap out 250GB for 500GB, slap an enclosure on the 2.5" 250GB and use that as my external.


    With option 1 I have a 1TB Time Capsule, 500GB internal HDD and 500GB external HDD. Perfect for backups, internal storage and external movie storage. Cost: ~$160


    With option 2, which may be better if upgrading the Time Capsule is a suicide mission, I have a 500GB internal, 500GB Time Capsule and 250GB external. Cost: ~$110


    What would you guys do? For $50 more I get about 750GB more storage, but I dunno.
     
  2. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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  3. AdamLikesMusic macrumors 6502

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    Option 2 doesn't make sense, unless I misread. I see it as 750gb of storage, but only 500gb of backup. At least option 1 is equal on both ends.
     

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