When or will there be a Time Capsule price drop or upgrade?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Slowstick, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Slowstick macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2008
    I am thinking about buying a time capsule but was wondering what the community thought about when or will apple upgrade features/storage or drop price.

    I couldn't find a topic like this in a search and hope this isn't a repeat.:)

    Thanks for any advice!!!!
  2. PcBgone macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    There have been numerous threads on this.

    But in all reality, what is there to upgrade? The 500gb hard drive to a 1tb drive? and the 1 tb to a 1.5tb drive? I dont think that their supplier for the drives are making the 1.5tb configuration.

    Its already wireless N, so they cant go any further then this.

    Price is the last thing that could be done. And with that, its anybodies guess.
  3. theMaccer macrumors 6502a


    Oct 7, 2006
    Wait until Macworld if nothing comes out buy a refurb then.
  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601


    Nov 19, 2007
    Georgia, USA
    I agree that there really is anything to upgrade. I would just buy it now. It's already a good deal for what's in it.
  5. Slowstick thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2008
    ill just wait till macworld and if no price drop, ill buy.

  6. charliemcarter macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2008
    Honolulu & Seattle
    Time Capsule Update

    I am glad to read your question - I am waiting to see if the January show does a complete upgrade of the 17" MBP like they did to the 15"er. Now I will also keep my eye on the TC as I might as well buy that too. Thanks
  7. rickfil macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2008
    Time Capsule is way overpriced

    I'm sorry but Time Capsule is not a good deal for what you get.
  8. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I actually think it is as it is an Airport Wireless Router as well as a hard drive which has the added benefit of it being a wireless network hard drive.
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    So buy an AirPort Extreme and a 500GB NAS and hook them up yourself. People buy Time Capsule if they want an elegant solution to this problem.
  10. Slowstick thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2008
    Actually, a lot of NAS do not work with Time Machine. Apple Support says Time Capsule is the only NAS that works with Time Machine, but I'm not sure about that. My NAS that I already had doesn't work. Besides, it is a router, NAS, and print server all in one.

    And for the small amount of money saved, if any, by buying an AP Extreme AND 500GB NAS with a built in print server it is hardly worth it.

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