Apple Time Capsule
Best External Hard Drive for Mac
Put the task of backing up your files on auto-pilot by using the ingenious Apple Time Capsule. Leave it to Apple to simplify your life.
Apple Time Capsule provides wireless automatic backup for your Mac.
With Time Capsule's automatic backup, keeping your data safe is as simple as turning it on. No need to fumble with a cord, this wireless hard drive will perform backups wirelessly.
All you have to do is designate Time Capsule as the backup drive for Time Machine. You're done. Depending on the amount of data you have, the initial backup may run overnight. Then it will run periodically in the background.
A no brainer in that it's automatic, constant and wireless.
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This wireless hard drive can back up files for any Mac on your wireless network.
But, it doesn't stop there. Time Capsule is combined with a wireless residential gateway router. That is, it also works as a Wi-Fi base station.
This AirPort Extreme Base Station comes with 802.11n technology. It works with other certified 802.11n devices. Time Capsule is compatible with Mac computers and PCs that use 802.11a, b, or g technologies. And wireless devices such as iPhone, iPod touch and Apple TV.
Depending on how much data you have to store, the hard drive is available in 1TB and 2TB models.
Apple Time Capsule operates in both 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. This means your multi-band devices can automatically choose the best available band. This means fast performance and better range for all Wi-Fi devices.
You can also set up guest networking. Friends or family can access your Internet connection without accessing anything else in your network. Simply set up a separate Wi-Fi network just for your friends.
The information you store in Time Capsule is available through MobileMe. All you have to do is register Time Capsule with your account and its drive will appear in Finder just like any attached drive. Now you have your own personal file server.
Wireless Network External Hard Drive
Apple has hit another home run with these wireless hard drives. Not only does it perform automatic wireless updates, it is also a powerful dual band Wi-Fi base station.
Now you have no excuse not to back up your files.
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