Time Capsule with MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by EatMyApple, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. EatMyApple macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    I have been thinking about getting a Time Capsule to use with my MBP. Anyone use one with their MBP?

    Does it have to be automatic backup or can I use this like a regular external HDD?

    Recommended? Pros/Cons?

    Thank you!!
  2. SuperSnake2012 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2005
    If you don't need wireless backups, I'd recommend just buying a regular external hard drive and saving a lot of money. Any external hard drive can be used with Time Machine. However it can also act as a wireless print server which is a major plus IMO.
  3. EatMyApple thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Hmm....that is a plus! I think I will pick one up! Thanks!
  4. zebbz macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    in my opinion its quite expensive for what it is

    i just use a regular external harddrive as the time machine and thats fine

    the wireless printing is a plus but still in my opinion not worth it..

    just my 2 pence lol
  5. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    It's a wireless base station as well as a disk drive. You can hook a USB hub to it too. If you need these multiple features, it's nicely convenient. If you need only the backup drive, it's overpriced.

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