Time Capsule or airport extreme

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by majkom, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. majkom macrumors 65816

    May 3, 2011
    Hi, I cant decide whether to buy time capsule, or extreme.

    - want to use for time machine for two macbooks
    - want to connect network disk
    - want as good wifi signal within flat as possible
    - want as silent solution as possible

    any advice?
  2. deeddawg macrumors 604

    Jun 14, 2010
    Extreme plus external drive. Much easier to upgrade storage later on if you need to, and if the Extreme were to die you don't lose all your Time Machine history.
  3. Altemose macrumors G3


    Mar 26, 2013
    Elkton, Maryland
    Extreme lets you partition the disk so you can have a Time Machine partition on your drive for the MacBooks and a storage partition. By the time it is all said and done, the cost is the same.
  4. Boyd01, Jun 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2014

    Boyd01 macrumors 68040


    Feb 21, 2012
    New Jersey Pine Barrens
    The time capsule internal drive should be faster than an external drive, if that matters to you. These tests were done on gigabit ethernet.

    Time Capsule internal disk


    Time Capsule USB external disk


    This same drive clocks at over 100MB/s when directly connected. I assume performance would be similar with an external drive on an Airport Extreme, but I don't have one to test.

    See also: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1747622

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