Time Capsure vs Network Accessible Storage
November 10, 2011 7:39 PM Subscribe
What is the right apple/mac storage solution for me?
posted by YukonQuirm to computers & internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have the following products:
Mac Book - the white one - 2009
Mac Book Pro - 2010
iTouch - 2009
We are looking at getting a Mac Air and possibly an Apple TV.
I am the primary user of the Mac Book Pro at the moment but I travel around a lot and I'm finding it on the heavy side. I want to switch to the MacAir but find a network storage solution so that I can still make the movies I want to, create large presentations and edit and store photos. I don't need to have the the movies or photos available everywhere I go but they should be available also to the rest of the family or accessible if I decide I want to work on the Mac Book Pro rather than the MacAir. Like wise we want to be able to share our iTunes library.
I'm pretty hopeless with all things computers but what I want is the same kind of set up that I have at work. I have a hard drive on my computer where I can put stuff and then I have access to different shared drives with documents and pictures etc so I don't gum up my hard drive or others with large attachments sent through email or whatever.
I know time capsule does a backup of your documents but what I want is to limit what stays on my MacAir as there is not much storage space.
I've heard Network attached storage is cheaper but that is not the main driver for me. We also would benefit from the wifi on time capsule but before purchasing it I need to know that it is the right choice to serve as a network storage solution so that all three MacBooks and the iTouch can store and share certain information like iphoto, imovies and itunes.