Time Capsule/Airport Extreme

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by scollie41, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. scollie41 macrumors newbie

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    So I have recently been flooded with issues regarding technology around my house. I have just sent my PS3 in for a warranty replacement (which was a smooth process), have gone "wired" after my well-loved Netgear 802.11B router would not work well with my new iMac and just the other day, my hard drive crashed on the new iMac.

    Thankfully I do backups periodically so I should not loose a lot of data. I have not been using Time Machine because my external is not large enough to handle the backup (it's around 200GB and the iMac is 320GB). I have started looking at the Time Capsule as an option for backing up as well as to replace my router and get N connectivity. Is this a smart all-in-one purchase? I've always thought the Airport Express Base Station was overpriced so I was considering getting a Linksys router.

    Also, for backups, I'm not sure I need the wireless capabilities of the Capsule. I built my current external using a MacAlly enclosure and could do the same for about $100 to get a 500GB external that I just daisy-chain in with my existing drive.
     
  2. emt1 macrumors 65816

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    I got the 500GB TC a few weeks ago. I love it. It's nice to have it back up wirelessly. It's a little slow though...
     
  3. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    Yes, if you need the router, and want to use Time Machine, Time Capsules are perfect. It is especially good for laptops but even with an iMac you will free yourself from a lot of wires by plugging your printer into it.

    Do your first backup with your computer attached by ethernet. After that, if you want to run wireless, TM is not a problem.
     

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