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I am debating on getting a 2TB Apple Time Capsule, for my iMac but I'm really not sure on whether to buy one or not.
I have read so many bad reviews about it.
All I want it for is to Backup all my files on my iMac. And create more space and delete loads of photos and music on my internal hard drive.
What do other people think of the Time Capsule, is it worth buying. Or is it really that bad.
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Hi

I am debating on getting a 2TB Apple Time Capsule, for my iMac but I'm really not sure on whether to buy one or not.
I have read so many bad reviews about it.
All I want it for is to Backup all my files on my iMac. And create more space and delete loads of photos and music on my internal hard drive.
What do other people think of the Time Capsule, is it worth buying. Or is it really that bad.
Hey,

In my honest opinion, as much as i love all Apple products, I think 249 for an external hard drive (Which is all it really is) is extortionate! Of course you have the beauty of hooking it up to your wireless network, but if it's just you using it, then it may be a bit pricey!

However, if you do wish to use it on your home network, I'd recommend taking a look at a few cheaper options... for example. Western Digital do a 3TB External hard drive with networking capabilities for about 100 cheaper: Amazon.co.uk: Used and New: Western Digital My Book for Mac: WDBAAG0030HCH-EESN (WDBAAG0030HCH-EESN)

The bottom line is:

If you want an external drive just for you, explore the market for drives with the same capacity or more. Chances are you'll find an external hard drive with 2 - 3TB for around 90 - 130!

If you do want the networking capabilities, I wouldn't go straight for Apples time capsule. Most external hard drives (that work on Mac) work with TimeMachine.

Hope this helps!


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I am debating on getting a 2TB Apple Time Capsule, for my iMac but I'm really not sure on whether to buy one or not.
I have read so many bad reviews about it.
All I want it for is to Backup all my files on my iMac. And create more space and delete loads of photos and music on my internal hard drive.
What do other people think of the Time Capsule, is it worth buying. Or is it really that bad.
Have you considered an ordinary external hard drive? The Time Capsule is essentially a wireless router with built in network-attached storage. You can certainly get network-attached storage (NAS) features in other products for a much better price, particularly if you don't need the wireless router capabilities of the TC.

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I went ahead and merged your two threads on the same subject and deleted the extraneous posts. Please do not cross-post. Only one post is needed per topic. Thanks.

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I was just wondering, what else can you do with the Time Capsule, it says you can hook it up to a wireless network, what does this mean. What else can I get out of it. Im not very computer literate when it comes to hardware etc.
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The networking feature will allow you to add the external hard drive to your current wireless network and will allow you to back up your files wirelessly along with other people on your network being able to back files up or take files from the hard drive.

Like I said though, if you're the only person using the hard drive or you're only going to allow others to use it every so often, you're probably better off just getting yourself a standard external hard drive for a fraction of the price of a time capsule.


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I was just wondering, what else can you do with the Time Capsule, it says you can hook it up to a wireless network, what does this mean. What else can I get out of it. Im not very computer literate when it comes to hardware etc.
It's actually a wireless router in and of itself. So, if you don't already have a wireless router, it can serve that purpose (in other words, provide a wireless connection).

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