Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Time Capsule 4th Gen 2011 (A1409) / MD033 / MD032
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An Absolute Necessity For 3-Mac Small PR Firm
Personal Electronics buzz
11 August 2009
Excerpt: Right out of college we opened a communication firm. As it turns out we are doing more public relations than we originally anticipated. Our office is equipped with Mac Leopard OS and a variety of software options including Leopard Time Machine.
Excerpt: Apple’s Time Capsule combines a gigantic 1TB hard drive with a speedy wireless router that dishes out legacy B and G Wi-Fi along with the new N standard. It’s an overall solid package that delivers on its promise of easy-to-use centralized storage for a home network, and its wireless performance is very good as well.
Pros: Great backup software for Macs; high-speed N WiFi; very quiet
Summary: If you're uncertain about whether to get an
, or a Time Capsule, look at it this way. An AirPort Extreme base station costs Â£119. The entry-level Time Capsule gives you all of the features of the base station and 500GB of built-in storage space for an additional Â£70. The 1TB Time Capsule adds Â£470 to the cost of a base station (for a total cost of Â£599).
Summary: Other NAS drives, such as the Buffalo TeraStation, let you easily stream and remotely access files. However, the Time Capsule works better than software backup solutions because it integrates so smoothly with Apple’s Time Machine. It’s so easy to use, that Mac users now have no excuse not to back up their content.
Pros: Very fast network drive, Excellent integration with Time Machine, Good router throughput and range,
Excerpt: (2 items) Time Capsule should be the 2008 equivalent of what a fax machine was a generation or so ago. The fax machine slapped a scanner, printer, and modem into one box, and swept the world in the ’70s and ’80s through a combination of simplicity and utility. Time Capsule, unveiled at this year’s Macworld Expo , pairs an internal hard drive for networked Leopard backups via Time Machine with all the sophistication and ports of a 802.11n AirPort Extreme Base Station for...
Pros: Includes all AirPort Extreme features, Allows both internal and USB-connected drive Time Machine backups for Leopard users, Archive option for simplified off-site backups, Houses drive, power supply in one tidy case, Includes all AirPort Extreme features, Allows both internal and USB-connected drive Time Machine backups for Leopard users, Archive option for simplified off-site backups, Houses drive, power supply in one tidy case
Cons: Time Machine’s hourly backups are too often for networked system, Can’t swap internal drive, Storage capacity will be strained in multi-user environments, Time Machine’s hourly backups are too often for networked system, Can’t swap internal drive