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    Default I'm Getting a Time Capsule 500GB
    Hey everyone! I just ordered a Time Capsule 500GB off of the Apple website yesterday. I loved the back-up fuctionality; but could it be used for Time Machine back-ups, and also be used as a hard drive at the same time? I'm not desperate for the answer, it would just be good to know.
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    probably should have asked that before you ordered it

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    well it doesn't really matter to me that much, I just would like to know
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    Yes, sure can.
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    Cool, thanks.
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    backing up over wifi is going to suck. time machine runs every hour and that will eat your bandwidth. better off backing up via usb, or get an internal hd to backup to. or get a timemachine mod app to back up once a day at night when your not using your system.

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    As Drunknbass said, it is going to suck. It will take a lot longer than firewire or usb, and it eats up bandwith.

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    i also was considering a time capsule but i read a ton of reviews and alot of people said they suck for doing what they were made for lol
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    well i was getting an airport extreme anyway, so i got a time capsule, but i will see how it is once i get it.
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    Having the 1TB model here, no problems at all, sometimes it takes a long time when trying to "open" the TC from finder when its "sleeping" but overall you won´t regret your decision to get one.
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    I have one.
    If you like torrents. This is not for you.
    The first backup takes FOREVER.
    And your bandwith DIES.

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    is there a way to back up to it using like your USB or fire wire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aiyo View Post
    is there a way to back up to it using like your USB or fire wire?
    Yes you can plug it in and back it up with a USB.
    they recommend that you do your first back up over USB as it will take forever, I recommend that you do it over night and let it work while you sleep. I turn my TM off and back up wirelessly once a month or so, I havent found it to be to bad.
    I really like my TC and I am glad I got it.
    I use mine with my macbook and two PC's with no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjw View Post
    Yes you can plug it in and back it up with a USB.
    they recommend that you do your first back up over USB as it will take forever, I recommend that you do it over night and let it work while you sleep. I turn my TM off and back up wirelessly once a month or so, I havent found it to be to bad.
    I really like my TC and I am glad I got it.
    I use mine with my macbook and two PC's with no problem.
    Oh. Yea i was thinking about that. So yeah i recommend using backing it through the usb for the first time so it gets everything. Then for other times just back up over wifi

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    Yah first backup takes forever, but for me it works great - I love the wireless feature.
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    ok, I just got it and I love it so far! it improved my download speeds by 8x, and my upload speeds 2x! (my old router was discontinued in 2002... drastic improvement)
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