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What do you guys think about Time Capsule?


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#1 of 11 Jonathan

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Posted June 19 2008 - 03:57 AM

I can get a 500g Time Capsule from Amazon for $280. What do you guys think about it and is it worth the money? Thanks
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#2 of 11 Michael_K_Sr

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Posted June 19 2008 - 06:40 AM

If I needed both a router AND backup storage I'd think of getting one. Since I already had both, I couldn't justify the cost for the mere convenience of wireless Time Machine backups.

#3 of 11 Jonathan

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Posted June 19 2008 - 07:27 AM

I have a Netgear router, but I am not that big of a fan of it. I have read about lots of issues with Time Capsule so I am worried a little bit. It's in my Gold Box so I have to decide today.
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#4 of 11 Michael_K_Sr

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Posted June 19 2008 - 07:38 AM

$19 off list is a Gold Box deal? I guess the discounts aren't as good as they once were.

#5 of 11 Jonathan

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Posted June 19 2008 - 08:06 AM

Yeah it's not a huge discount, but it's the best price I could find online. Especially since I get free 2 day shipping and no tax. I just have to talk myself into buying it.
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#6 of 11 DaveF

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Posted June 19 2008 - 10:14 AM

I like the idea a lot. The reviews are positive. The price is reasonable, and it's now a full gigabit hub/router. I'd like to get one when my current Time Machine drive fills up (and hopefully sell my current AEBS).

My only concern is that I can't transfer my current TimeMachine backup to a TimeCapsule and pick up where I left off. I can do that with a normal external drive, but the TC.

#7 of 11 Andrew Pratt

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Posted June 24 2008 - 08:24 AM

I have the 500G model and it simply works like it should doing what it does...no fuss no problem no worries. Not much more to be said really Posted Image

#8 of 11 MatthewA

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Posted July 30 2008 - 03:14 AM

I only need it for storage (and I do need storage), not so much for a router.

Is it worth the expense?

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Posted July 30 2008 - 08:13 AM

Matthew - do you have a laptop and a wireless network?

If you've got a desktop and only need storage, you're better served with an additional internal drive (Mac Pro) or USB / FireWire external drive (iMac, Mac Mini).

For a laptop, Time Capsule is an expensive way to add storage, but provides easy wireless access to the drive. No need for an external drive you have to remember to eject before disconnecting (as I do with my MacBook Pro). And Time Machine will work over the network, which is cool.


If you already have an Airport Extreme or USB-capable router, you can plug a USB drive into it for network storage (but not Time Machine storage).

Hope that's not too many options Posted Image

#10 of 11 MatthewA

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Posted July 30 2008 - 12:19 PM

I have two laptops, as a matter of fact (my mom and my sister each have one). I'm sure they would appreciate it. I already bought it and will look into additional internal storage, as my primary computer is a Mac Pro.

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#11 of 11 DaveF

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Posted July 31 2008 - 05:31 AM

Cool! Let us know how you like it and how it works for your family.