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Apple Time Capsule 2 TB

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      12.12.2011 00:11

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      A perfect solution but at a price.

      Apple's Midas touch has extended into the rather dry subject of home storage and backup solutions. Having tried other products in the past I can clearly see the appeal of the Time Capsule.
      Visually it is sleek and stunning with its gloss white exterior. It is incredibly easy to set up both on a Mac and PC although Mac users will find it easier because of Apples Time Machine software. If you did want to expand the already mammoth storage space you can plug in an external hard drive using the USB port. Another great feature is that he Time Machine can serve as its own wireless network but I have found the best solution is to augment it to a wireless route.
      I'm not sure if you can call it a disadvantage but if you are looking for a storage drive for your media files etc to be accessed by multiple devices then this may not be the right solution for you. Because of some clever engineering the hard drive 'spins down' and shuts off when it's not in use so you don't get the quick and responsive file access that you might want if you were planning on playing movies and music.
      That said, this perfectly fine for storing files as well as automated backups so on all counts well worth the extra money.

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      05.09.2009 13:18

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      Almost wonderful, but flawed for the sake of putting modem in it

      I bought this for its huge capacity and to upgrade to wireless "n" speeds.

      Out of the box the device is easy to set up, and in seconds I have a new network. My MacBook found the storage easily and time machine was simply configured and running its initial backup. WARNING: do this first backup with your computer wired to the network... Especially if running laptops as it takes forever. My desktop machine stays on 24/7 and so wireless speed wasn't an issue there.

      Before long my trusty MacBook was all backed up and back wireless. Later backups are sequential so, running every hour, they take a matter of seconds.

      Next job, internet. I decided to connect to my old router by cable... As wireless I'd be back to G network speeds for internet access. This all went smoothly, and my new network now supplied internet.

      Whilst the time capsule does everything it says on the box extremely well, I can't help but ask why Apple didn't include ADSL or Cable support for what it would cost development wise, I think Apple have made a mistake here. So my new beautiful Apple box has an ugly old router sat on top of it :(

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