Simpler & cheaper way to have router + storage

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mamcx, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. mamcx macrumors regular

    Mar 13, 2008
    Hi, I have plans to get a MBP, my first Mac ever.

    I currently have a Sun Ultra M4 with Win2008 running Virtual machines with XP/2003 inside. Probably I replace Win2008 with linux or solaris.

    I haven't a printer yet (but plan to get a laser) and from time to time get in my hand other laptops. I work as a developer.

    I wanna get a router + storage for centralize my documents & music.

    I wanna acces music on Itunes from this & mount the data for my documents so are accesible from Mac, Win & Linux. My code is running on Subversion on a remote system so is not a issue for my.

    If can share the printer good but is not a requeriment.

    I imagine a router that have a USB/Fire port so can attach a USB drive.

    I know about the TimeMachine & AirPortExtreme but coupling with the purchase of the printer, hard driver, MBp I need put it at lower cost.

    Any suggestion?
  2. bigrell486 macrumors 6502


    Jul 10, 2006
    Well the Time Capsule starts at $300 and is a wireless router w/ built in storage (500GB) and a USB Port for Adding Printers or Hard Disks.

    I haven't heard of any other networking solutions that integrate all those features for such an affordable price.

    The Time Capsule will do everything you listed.

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