Time Capsule 1tb price in education store plus advice on storage

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  1. Mowgli21 macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Any advice on the best place to buy large external HDD's like 1tb-2tb? And whats best portable hdd, desktop hdd or NAS storage? Whats the benefits of NAS?

    I am looking to store all my itunes content on it which will ultimately be streamed through my imac to apple tv.

    Also don't suppose anyone could tell me the price of a 1tb time capsule in the education store for university students?

    Thanks
     
  2. ixoye25 macrumors newbie

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    Just something to consider...

    May do some research on the following new product.

    http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/16/lacie-wireless-space-takes-on-time-capsule-doubles-as-nas-and-w/

     
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  4. garycurtis macrumors 6502

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    The founder of a MUG group in the San Fernando valley suggested I go to Amazon.com and buy the LaCie external drive. It is the 1Tb Quad Drive.
    Other drives are more portable, and this one isn't powered by the USB, but I don't lug it around so those factors aren't important.

    Price was $114. The quad is important he said, because USB will be a thing of the past soon. And Firewire 400 will die soon as well.

    Install was real simple, and my Time Machine recognized it immediately.

    Gary Curtis
     
  5. Flynnstone macrumors 65816

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    Along the same lines ...
    What are the benefits or pros/cons of airport extreme with external hd vs a time capsule ?

    I prefer the quad interface. Fw800 is faster, but USB is ok and not going anywhere. So if it's always attached & you don't need the speed, USB is fine.
     
  6. garycurtis macrumors 6502

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    On my LaCie 1TB, using 400 Firewire, the backup process for about 6 Gb of data takes about 4 minutes. It would be 25% longer with USB 2.0.

    I can't imagine Airport transmitting data anywhere near that speed.
     

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