Uh Oh. Time Capsule offers USB drives to Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jeremy.king, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Yes, but Time Capsule is a NAS. The AEx is a wireless access point with some limited USB functionality. You have to be clear about what you're buying.
     
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    The thing is, AEx was supposed to be able to do this same functionality. It was even advertised to be able to do so.
     
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    Oh really? I didn't know that. Mind you, I can understand why it would have been pulled - throughput is dire. My personal preference for performance reasons is the Windows way - DAS for nearline backups like Time Machine, NAS/Offline storage for standalone backups with Superduper carried out outside working times.
     
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    Also, the reality is you can't use any non-TC NAS or network storage for reliable Time Machine backups...

    Didn't they give some BS excuse about they can't control the availability of the USB device because a user could disconnect it at anytime, yet now they offer the USB devices ONLY with the TC?
     
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    exactly, I got rid of a perfect good graphite airport last March and bought a new AEBS and a 500 GB ext drive in anticipation of a June Leopard release. I could have bought a mini instead.

    while I dealt with the Leopard delay, I'm not doing as well regarding the purposeful crippling of the AEBS / external time machine situation.
     

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