Time Capsule or AirPort Extreme BS w/ usb drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Photios, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Photios macrumors member

    Photios

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    I'm wondering if there is any advantage to purchasing a Time Capsule -vs- an Airport Extreme Base Station and adding a usb drive to it. I want to upgrade my router, and it seems that it would be less expensive to purchase an Airport Extreme Base Station and add a drive to it. Are the advantages to the Time Capsule that I'm missing?

    Thanks!

    Photios
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

    matrix07

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    The speed is one because external HDD will be capped by USB2.0 interface.
     
  3. dc52nv macrumors member

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    I also remember them doing speed tests between the two and the time capsule has a slight edge in that department.
     
  4. Photios thread starter macrumors member

    Photios

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