Time Capsule

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  1. rookies macrumors member

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    Folks how good are these apple Time Capsule?

    What the backup speed like through Wireless since they are design for this?

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    Andrew
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Its perfectly adequate through 'n' speeds, but I would imagine that 'g' would be a bit slow. Do the initial back up through ethernet though as it would take some time due to the large file size.
     
  3. rookies thread starter macrumors member

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    What speed is the transfer rate through Wireless n ?? As I am trying to work out whether get one for easy auto backup for my MBP or to use a FW800 External
     
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    To be honest if you use your computer at your desk alot it would make sense to get a firewire drive. i think wireless n has a theoretical maximum of 10 Mbps (not 100% on that) however any number of external factors could slow down that speed.
     
  5. Bye Bye Baby macrumors 65816

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    What is important is that you do the first back up with ethernet, the other backups are incremental and so usually much smaller.

    At times I have around 1 or 2 GB to backup and it takes a few minutes. I get excellent throughput. For TM backups it is excelent. I wouldn't try superduper or something like that.
     
  6. rookies thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope I have not got a desk :eek:

    I have a MBP which I use all around the house. I have a External Monitor that comes out of the storage for when i am doing my Photography work. Hence reason I been thinking of a Time Capsule but may think about getting a little USB 2 External instead then if it 10MBPS that slow as USB2 would be 480MBPS
     
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    that does seem slow, I know it takes me about 10 mins to transfer a 700mb movie file if thats any help.
     
  8. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    Operating on a G network is a little slow particularly on the initial backup. It's not too bad though. I imagine it will be much better with an N network.
     
  9. lostime macrumors regular

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    wireless G is 54Mbps

    my time capsule usually connects at around 150Mbps if it is broadcasting N and G, I hear that the speed will increase if you only broadcast in "N" only.
     

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