Any alternatives to buying the Apple Time Capsule wireless hard drives?

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  1. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    I want to set up time machine on two macbooks (My GF's and Mine) but I wanted to know if there are any alternatives to buying time capsule? Personally, 300 dollars for a wireless 500gb HD just seems overpriced to me.

    Any ideas? We have the intel based, unibody macbook's.
     
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    I know nothing about Apple Time Capsule, but I would say that price is exorbitant.
     
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    exorbitant is a good word!

    there are plenty of network based hard drives out there, "NAS" drives i believe their called... maybe.
     
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    I personaly have an airport extreme. and just have western digital 1 tb drive plugged into it. To me a total cost of $200.

    I bought the 1 tb on sale at walmart and the airport of ebay. Nice combo and works well with an apple TV running boxee to watch movies with as well.
     
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    I believe the airport extreme only has a usb port available so if you go that route make sure the external hard drive has a USB connection. I think this will work well because the airport extreme has 802.11N built in so it's more flexible than just a wireless hard drive. since most laptops have 802.11N
     

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