Time Capsule

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Naked-Warrior, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Naked-Warrior macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009

    I have been looking at buying the time capsule as an external storage device that I can setup on my home network.

    Is this a good choice?

    Also, I would like to know if it is possible to access the time capsule when I am not at home, e.g from my office computer several miles away?

    If it is not possible to do this, what would the solution be?

  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Time Capsule is very good external, but you cant access it at work, it's too far away. Get another external or memory stick for moving files
  3. jamin100 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    You can access it from outside your network if you have a mobile me subscription.

    I successfully get data from my TC from any computer with a web connection
  4. neiltc13 macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2006
    Awful product. Ignoring the fact that the "server grade" hard drive in mine failed it was a terrible router which frequently dropped connections and failed to work with hardware like my PS3 and one of my PCs (using a D-Link 'n' WiFi dongle).

    Slow transfers too - even over the fastest WiFi settings. I don't think WiFi networks are yet fast enough or stable enough to be used in this way.
  5. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

    Jul 5, 2008
    Thule GL @ the TOW
    I have great luck with my AEBS and seperate HDD's plugged into it.

    Range is very good with all devices as its the newer Sim dual band model...

    I don't like the Time capsule as the AEBS alone gets far too warm/hot for how I want my HDD's to be stored...
  6. Naked-Warrior thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    Hi Jamin100,

    Thanks for the reply.

    How do you rate the Time Capsule?

    Have you had any problems with it?

    Is it easy to access of the net with a mobile me account?

  7. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    Hmm. My roommate got a PS3 about a month ago and it's been working great with my Time Capsule. No drive failures or dropped connections, either. :confused:
  8. jamin100 macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2008
    To be honest it dont think its a fantastic product.
    Its easy to get on the net but i guess you'll need a cable connection.

    I have a friend who has a AirPort Extreme base station and has 2 USB hard drives connected to it. it seems to out perform my TC in terms of copying the data. He wirelessly performs time machine backups too.

    Plus if he needs more space he just buys a bigger hard drive.

    My recommendation would be to go with the Airport EXTREME and a USB hard drive.
  9. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    I just brought a Time Capsule, got it hooked up to my network and all, we have two Macs, I have a question is there any way to turn off the hourly back-up I really think that's a little over kill.
  10. Naked-Warrior thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2009
    I have just find a free solution to storing your data securely, accessing it online and sharing it with others.

    google docs

    You can;

    • Upload documents
    • Upload Spreadsheets
    • Work with files online
    • Download files to work with them with greater functionality
    • Start documents form an email
    • Share documents
    • Access documents via internet
    • Choice of available templates to use

    The only thing that you can not do and that is backup and store images or music to it. I am using iTunes for this and Google Picasa to keep my photo collection online.

    You can use google features from your iPhone or other mobile devices as well

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