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Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

NorthEasterner
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Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

Hi,
I'm looking at getting a Apple Time Capsule or an Apple Extreme.
Apple Time Capsule £249
Apple Extreme £169
If I add a hard drive to Apple Extreme, is it just basically the same features as Time Capsule?
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Re: Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

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If I add a hard drive to Apple Extreme, is it just basically the same features as Time Capsule?

yup, that's what I've done, less aesthetically pleasing but cheaper and more practical.

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Re: Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

Am thinking about doing something similar, using an Airport Stream plus a USB HDD, will Time Machine backup an OSX machine to this HDD the same way as if it were a Time Capsule?
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Re: Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

Assume you mean an extreme? If so,  Yes, I've plugged a 4TB drive (cost less than the difference between an extreme and time capsule) and have 4 macs backing up to it regularly.

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Re: Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

Thanks, think I will go that route.
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Re: Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

i have also successfully done a full restore and also individual file restores with no problems.

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Re: Apple Extreme or Apple Time Capsule?

Think I'll go this route as well and attach a 1tb drive since we only have 2 macs.
Can you access content stored on hard drive on iPads  and iPhones?
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