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Did you buy a Time Capsule?
Yes, 500GB
13%
 13%  [ 6 ]
Yes, 1TB
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
Not yet, but I'm going to
31%
 31%  [ 14 ]
No plans on buying one
52%
 52%  [ 23 ]
Total Votes : 44

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject: Did you buy a Time Capsule? Reply with quote

Poll question: Did you buy a Time Capsule?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might buy the 500GB model after some of the reviews come out.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scooper wrote:
I might buy the 500GB model after some of the reviews come out.


Same here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They aren't even shipping yet, iirc. Shouldn't this poll be "Have you pre-ordered a Time Capsule?"

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered a 500GB TC a couple of days ago. I was able to sell my month or so old AEBS to a friend, so I decided to move up.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like the idea, and would like to get one, but I don't think I could spare the money right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My next apple purchase will be either a Macbook or Macbook Pro.
Later in the year I will be seriously considering a time capsule
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a few TB online with NASLite, but decided to get the 1TB TC so I could free up two USB HDDs used for Time Machine.

Also I could free up another USB HDD by put 300GB of my music library on it.

And finally, free up an Ubuntu box that holds 200GB of New Video on it.

So it seemed worth the money to free up three USB HDDs and power down an Ubuntu box.

Oh and get a free wireless N hub too
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am very tempted to buy one. Probably the 500gb one when I'm working over the summer.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already own an AirPort Extreme and a Windows Home Server,which is a lot faster than Time Capsule. I tried Time Capsule and it was to slow for me. The WHS also has remote access and a nice user interface.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The speed difference between the Time Capsule compared to other options is too small for me to care about. I won't buy one because they are way too expensive. I don't need the fancy wireless capability, which one could get much cheaper from elsewhere. A straight USB or Firewire is grand for me.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just bought one two weeks ago. The setup wasn't as straightforward as the manual suggests, but I finally got it working. I have three Macs in my house that are using it as Time Machine backup. The first run-through was 8-12 hours for each one (I added them sequentially), but now the backups are quick. I used a freeware program for changing the backup frequency from 1 to 24 hours so it doesn't clog up my network. The wireless router part is more reliable than my old Netgear, and it seems faster. It also works well with the Linux Ubuntu installation on my PowerBook G4 (dual boot) and gives me a decent connection.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Just bought one two weeks ago. The setup wasn't as straightforward as the manual suggests, but I finally got it working. I have three Macs in my house that are using it as Time Machine backup. The first run-through was 8-12 hours for each one (I added them sequentially), but now the backups are quick. I used a freeware program for changing the backup frequency from 1 to 24 hours so it doesn't clog up my network. The wireless router part is more reliable than my old Netgear, and it seems faster. It also works well with the Linux Ubuntu installation on my PowerBook G4 (dual boot) and gives me a decent connection.


It was going to take 7 hours to backup my mini, so I just gave up on it. The Windows Server took like 1 hour the first time, and about 5-10 minutes per back-up. I ha to change some settings though, it was a bit annoying.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you already have a good solution, ESUNintel, but the time for an initial backup is almost irrelevant. I did the backups overnight and even when one was going in the morning, it had little if any effect on my use of the computer. Subsequent backups generally take 5 minutes or less when I do them at 24 hour intervals.

One important piece of advice for anyone using Time Capsule for backups is to exclude large files that change frequently like your MS Database file or worse, any virtual machines that receive regular security updates. These huge files will otherwise be backed up all the time and quickly eat up your disk space. A separate backup strategy for those is a good idea.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ESUNintel wrote:
It was going to take 7 hours to backup my mini, so I just gave up on it. The Windows Server took like 1 hour the first time, and about 5-10 minutes per back-up. I ha to change some settings though, it was a bit annoying.

Does your Windows Server do incremental backups, including all metadata? That's what concerns me about using a non-Apple solution (or a non-UNIX one).
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