External hard drive for Time Machine

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  1. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    I haven't upgraded to Leopard yet but plan to soon. Time Machine appeals to me but I want to look at external hard drives first. I'm guessing 500 GB would be the minimum I'd want.

    Any of you macheads bought an external recently or have a recommendation on some HD options?
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  2. Puck

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    the Apple Time Capsule ?

    up to 1TB of Server Grade storage
    wireless Drive Sharing
    Automatic backup with Time Machine
    Wireless-N router
    etc....
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  3. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Right. Me want.
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  4. Puck

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    what %$!*es me off, is that we just bought an Apple Extreme a few months back ... then they add gigabit.....then they add server grade storage :doh:
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  5. Slackmaster

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    Meh.

    I have a "friend" who installed a "Hackintosh" on their x86.

    I have to say that OS X looks just like a heavily tweaked KDE desktop.
    I don't get why it has any dedicated fans.

    Any geek can mimic those features with free software.

    Paying Jobs every year...or upgrading Linux constantly.
    I'll take the free option.
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  6. VolnTitan

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    The Time capsule is a very nice little machine. The 500 gb is only $299 which ain't bad.
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  7. Puck

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    considering the Apple Extreme Router is $179
    and a decent 500gb HDD may cost another $150 or so
    yes it is a good deal

    may wait until the 1tb unit drops to $399 and SNAG!
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