Time Capsule, but not...

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  1. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    I want a Time Capsule, but they are just too damn expensive! Anyone know of any other wireless external hard drives that work well with :apple:? preferably on that has the capability to be a wireless basestation, but that's not essential.
     
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    When I was looking the nearest I found was a Lacie Ethernet Big Disc, I got one and tried it out, it was Ok and worked, but I sent it back and got the Time Capsule, which is perfect :D

    I got the 500GB and will upgrade with a drive of my choice when the warranty expires, hopefully I can get a 2GB by then :cool:
     
  3. Jimmyz macrumors regular

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    I believe you can buy an AirPort Extreme and connect an external HD to the AE via USB and then mount it as a network drive. But, AirPort extreme (179.00) + external HD with decent space (100.00) will cost 280, which is only 20 bucks less than a 500 gb Time Capsule. So my recommendation is if you really want it, might as well spend a few extra bucks and do it right with a Time Capsule.
     
  4. NeGRit0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I apologize but i was wanting the 1TB model. as my Blackbook has a 250Gb HD and is already full.
     
  5. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    You could do what I did. Buy it new on ebay and use the live.com cashback option. I picked up 1TB for $281 shipped. It should be here next week.
     
  6. NeGRit0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have a link? i just looked on there and cheapest i saw the 1TB is like $470... :confused:



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  9. NeGRit0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    those are 500gb not the 1tb, but thanks...



    oh, i guess im just confused as to how you bought it from ebay but still used the live.com cash back. i apologize for my ignorance, but i have never used live.com.
     
  10. eidrunner247 macrumors 6502

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    Fair question. Go to live.com. Search "time capsule" The advertisement will say "Save 25% with PayPal if eligible" Eligible = BIN items. Works on any BIN purchase.

    Read here if you have more questions.
    http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=0&t=952519

    I can confirm this works. I bought some things on ebay doing this a few months ago and received the cashback to my Paypal account, which later transferred to my bank account.
     
  11. NeGRit0 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    oh, i get it... sounds sweet. imma give it a try. thanks!

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