TimeCapsule and iTune server??

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by tuamtuem, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. tuamtuem macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2009
    I am considering for new backup storage because my old seagate freeAgent is almost full. TimeCapsule is the 1st choice in my list. I hope that the nDraft wireless+internal harddrive will improve the transfer speed more than connecting USB with external harddrive. I'm using Asus WL-500W+external harddrive as a NAS in my home network. It data transfer rate is extremely slow, eventhough my NIC is 802.11n.

    However, I have 4 macbook pro, 1 iMac, 4 ipod touch connected to my ADSL router so, it will be great if TimeCapsule is able to be the iTune server.

    Many review indicate that the TimeCapsule is spontaneously dead after warranty date is expired T_T. Have apple fixed this point?

  2. rkdiddy macrumors 65816


    Mar 19, 2008
    OC Baby!
    I haven't heard that the TC becomes spontaneous dead after warranty expire. :confused:

    In my experience the USB 2.0 will be the bottle neck of your iTunes server. You might want to consider hooking up a FW800 external to iMac and sharing that drive. I believe you will get better performance (especially if your iMac is hardwired to your router).

    SL makes this type of drive sharing easier now that it has a LAN wake function. Even if your computer is asleep it will still show as a connected device in finder which will allow all of you computers to always have access to it.

    On a side note: my TC is great, but data transfer is SLOW. I use it as it was intended as a TM drive and it works great.

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