Time machine or airport extreme with usb hard drive?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by deanven, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. deanven macrumors newbie

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    Is there a reason i should go with time machine over airport extreme with a usb hard drive pluged in?

    thanks
     
  2. hellfire88 macrumors 6502

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    Time capsule: if you are cramped for space (to fit an Airport Extreme + external hard drive), dont have an extra power wall plug to fit 2 devices (Time capsule=1plug, Airport + external HDD = 2?), or just the fact that 1 device looks nicer?

    Otherwise, for $299 for a 500GB Time Capsule you can get a $179 Airport Extreme + $99 (or less with sales) 1TB External Hard Drive = $278. Cheaper than Time capsule yet double the space.
     
  3. deanven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So there is no real difference in functionality?
     
  4. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    airport disk isn't even supported by apple. while it may work, the time capsule is significantly more stable than a hard drive to an aebs. then again, i don't see how it wouldn't work. if u must, go for the hard drive attached to the aebs. personally, i use the aebs for all the computers of my house, but have my own usb western digital mybook. because im selfish >:)
     
  5. deanven thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was worried about the stability. I've had problems in the past with storing my music on external hard drives connected through usb.
     
  6. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...I have 3TB's of external storage hooked up to my AEBS:D
     

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