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I know there's been a few Time Capsule posts recently (I got the 500GB from Jigsaw a few weeks ago) but I've never seen them on the Apple Refurb store before - surely means there's an updated model on the way I suppose!

All the offers at the moment seem to be for the 500GB - none are doing the 1TB. So if you're after that then maybe this is a good deal for you. If you're after the 500GB then go for the Jigsaw24 deal which is better.

First deal posted so go easy
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#1
This looks like the old model and is a return. Cold cause the jigsaw one is brand new. Perhaps they have a lot of stock to get rid off?
#2
First deal posted so go easy - I know there's a lot of non-apple people around so non of the usual "Apple stuff is overpriced anyway" comments please.

:):) It is though isn't it, I was amazed they are selling a refurb 500GB Aat that price. :):)
#3
I know there's a lot of non-apple people around
What,, you mean people who don't like paying way over the odds for mediocre equipment? I didn't realise they should be pidgeon holed as such and their opinions ignored.
#4
:whistling: treading carefully now .... sorry folks

The Jigsaw deal is still on (it was sold out last time I looked) so if you're after the 500GB then go for that instead :
http://www.jigsaw24.com/default.aspx?IP=&ITEM=JIGSM790APA

However, this is the first time I've seen a 1TB version. Horses for courses.
#5
joylove
What,, you mean people who don't like paying way over the odds for mediocre equipment? I didn't realise they should be pidgeon holed as such and their opinions ignored.


You didn't realise? Well at least now you know :thumbsup:
#6
:-(

Oh well .... great start for me huh!
#8
Yep, absolutely right - Jigsaw deal is much better. That's the one I went for a few weeks ago but last time I looked it'd sold out - my bad. I've tried posting about the jigsaw link twice already but both times it's had to go to a mod to approve and hasn't popped up here yet (guess I've still a noob at this). I'll edit the post to remove the 500GB version as I haven't seen the 1TB anywhere else.
#9
joylove
What,, you mean people who don't like paying way over the odds for mediocre equipment? I didn't realise they should be pidgeon holed as such and their opinions ignored.


It just means your opinion on the deal is irrelevant, that's all (which is true).

Oh and most Mac users can spell :p
#10
Xb0xGuru
It just means your opinion on the deal is irrelevant, that's all (which is true).

Oh and most Mac users can spell :p


Seems like they can't add together the pirce of a 1TB USB box and an 802.11n router with USB though. :whistling:
#11
[QUOTE.

Oh and most Mac users can spell :p[/QUOTE]

But not punctuate?
#12
Can't the hard drive be upgraded in these?

It'd still work out cheaper to buy a 500GB one (£113) and sling in a 1TB drive (~£58). Hell, it'd be cheaper to sling in a 1.5TB drive (~£80). You'd have ~£77 left over (enough to buy a 1TB USB drive!), and a 500GB drive spare.

Anyway, who in their right mind backs up 1TB of data that's worth backing up onto a single drive?
#13
joylove
Seems like they can't add together the pirce of a 1TB USB box and an 802.11n router with USB though. :whistling:


Find me a product which has both of these built in AND integrates into OS X's Time Machine AND looks as sleek as this.
#14
HipposRule
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Oh and most Mac users can spell :p


But not punctuate?[/QUOTE]

Sometimes full stops get missed when smileys are being used!
#15
WG47
Anyway, who in their right mind backs up 1TB of data that's worth backing up onto a single drive?


It wouldn't be a one-time backup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Machine_(Apple_software)

In any case, HFS+ is far more reliable than NTFS or FAT32, so unless your HDD goes bye-bye, you're about as protected as you can be. If you have items which are really important to you, it would be wise to save a copy elsewhere :thumbsup:.
#16
Xb0xGuru
Find me a product which has both of these built in AND integrates into OS X's Time Machine AND looks as sleek as this.
I like good looks, but I won't pay double for it. As for OSX integration, in my humble opinion if you bought an OSX machine you already agreed to get ripped off with overpriced hardware. Perhaps the deal should be updated to include this deal is only hot fo those who enjoy throwing good money after bad.
#17
joylove
As for OSX integration, in my humble opinion if you bought an OSX machine you already agreed to get ripped off with overpriced hardware. Perhaps the deal should be updated to include this deal is only hot fo those who enjoy throwing good money after bad.


Are you talking from experience or just from a PC user standpoint? Whilst the hardware is generic, the EFI certainly isn't. Mac hardware is extremely well built and well worth the price. It also hold its value far better than any PC because of this.

Don't get me started on the OS either. OS X is a breeze to use. It's fast, user friendly and extremely efficient. It's UNIX-based, making it extremely reliable and has the ability to squeeze massive amounts of resources out of very little hardware. Microsoft can only dream of releasing an OS in the same league.
#18
Xb0xGuru
Are you talking from experience or just from a PC user standpoint? Whilst the hardware is generic, the EFI certainly isn't. Mac hardware is extremely well built and well worth the price. It also hold its value far better than any PC because of this.
It's no better built than a Thinkpad. It holds its value well because of the closed garden hardware architecture which means those looking to upgrade need to buy full machines. The slow release of new GPUs, CPUs and FSB upgrades mean that second hand buyers need to spend even more cash on a younger machine just to stay 2 years behind the curve.

Xb0xGuru
Don't get me started on the OS either. OS X is a breeze to use. It's fast, user friendly and extremely efficient. It's UNIX-based, making it extremely reliable and has the ability to squeeze massive amounts of resources out of very little hardware. Microsoft can only dream of releasing an OS in the same league.
Yet Linux can do it in freeware. ure you need to choose your hardware carefully but then you wouldn't spend hundreds on most other purchases without doing some homework first.
#19
PC fanboys just talk about the fact you can get a faster processor etc in their machines rather than the fact mac's do everything most people want with no issues. Why not talk about how great the OS is?

Yesterday I was downloading a movie from my camcorder whilst buying music on itunes, watching a dvd in the corner and browsing the net. It was also backing up in the background and the machine coped with it all fine.

Windows struggles with a couple of these processes (even with it's quad core - which would be too hot and not help the battery life in a mac at this moment in time).

Anyway, i'm now a Mac fan purely because of iLife - I downloaded loads of demos of PC video editing software and nothing ran on my new PC and was so hard to use. Since getting one, I have been amazed with all of its features and would never go back.
#20
Wicked666;5814982
PC fanboys


lol @ the irony

Wicked666;5814982
Yesterday I was downloading a movie from my camcorder whilst buying music on itunes, watching a dvd in the corner and browsing the net. It was also backing up in the background


schizophrenic much?

Wicked666;5814982
I have been amazed with all of its features and would never go back.


please name one of these "amazing" features that cant be done on a pc
#21
Xb0xGuru
It wouldn't be a one-time backup: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Machine_(Apple_software)

In any case, HFS+ is far more reliable than NTFS or FAT32, so unless your HDD goes bye-bye, you're about as protected as you can be. If you have items which are really important to you, it would be wise to save a copy elsewhere :thumbsup:.


Incremental backup is fairly commonplace. My point wasn't that it's not going to be fun to backup 1TB of data in one go, my point was that you're backing up what is quite a lot of data to one drive.

No matter how reliable your filesystem is, if the hard drive dies you're just as screwed. For the cost of 500GB of time capsule, you could have 1TB of RAID1 or RAID5, in bare drive terms. You'd obviously need a case ad controller for them, or to mount them internally if there's room, but it's a better solution.

As a backup solution, Time Machine is fundamentally flawed in only having one drive, making it basically a standard one drive NAS with admittedly good looks and nice software.

As a NAS solution, it's quite badly overpriced.

Please don't think I'm anti-mac. Far from it. Used to own one back in the bad old days, pre-OSX. The Time Capsule is just a bad product that doesn't know what it wants to be, so fails on most points.
#22
joylove
It's no better built than a Thinkpad. It holds its value well because of the closed garden hardware architecture which means those looking to upgrade need to buy full machines. The slow release of new GPUs, CPUs and FSB upgrades mean that second hand buyers need to spend even more cash on a younger machine just to stay 2 years behind the curve.

I take it that it's nothing to do with experience and everything to do with your views as a PC user.

I think you're missing the point because you're so hung up on what you perceive a computer to be. This PC mentality where we need to upgrade the components every couple of years purely to ensure the OS and applications run properly (due to inefficient win32/64 code) doesn't encroach into the Mac realm.


joylove

Yet Linux can do it in freeware. ure you need to choose your hardware carefully but then you wouldn't spend hundreds on most other purchases without doing some homework first.


Linux is a variant of Unix and definitely not the same thing. You're comparing apples to oranges. Furthermore, installing Linux as a GUI still leaves you to hunt down drivers for your hardware. It by no means runs as efficiently as OS X as any Mac user will tell you. If you think people go for Macs because they like to spend money on pretty toys, think again. Theres much more to it. If you've actually used a Mac and gotten used to the different interface, you'd understand.
#23
Xb0xGuru
I take it that it's nothing to do with experience and everything to do with your views as a PC user.

I think you're missing the point because you're so hung up on what you perceive a computer to be. This PC mentality where we need to upgrade the components every couple of years purely to ensure the OS and applications run properly (due to inefficient win32/64 code) doesn't encroach into the Mac realm.
So what you are telling me is that Mac users have absolutely no desire to use the newest hardware, when it offers upgrades in speed, functionality, economy, or connectivity? Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.




Xb0xGuru
Linux is a variant of Unix and definitely not the same thing. You're comparing apples to oranges. Furthermore, installing Linux as a GUI still leaves you to hunt down drivers for your hardware. It by no means runs as efficiently as OS X as any Mac user will tell you. If you think people go for Macs because they like to spend money on pretty toys, think again. Theres much more to it. If you've actually used a Mac and gotten used to the different interface, you'd understand.


I agree (and stated above) that Linux drivers require carefull selection of dirvers, but a quick Google about Linux support before adding your device to the basket should prevent any problems. So long as you stick to the well known brands driver support is rarley an issue. I don't disagree that Apple software is tightly controlled and that interleaves well with a restricted hardware list, however that approach is neither ground breaking nor justifiably expensive.
#24
joylove
So what you are telling me is that Mac users have absolutely no desire to use the newest hardware, when it offers upgrades in speed, functionality, economy, or connectivity? Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.

That's not what I said - the mentality to upgrade the machine every 2 years isn't there as it is with PCs. Conversations like "I've not upgraded the PC in a while, I think I'll get a new x" is all too common - why? Because they can. If there's a justifiable reason to upgrade any computer, then sure - take it. Upgrading just for kicks purely because your PC sits with the side panel off most of the time doesn't fall into this category.

joylove

I agree (and stated above) that Linux drivers require carefull selection of dirvers, but a quick Google about Linux support before adding your device to the basket should prevent any problems. So long as you stick to the well known brands driver support is rarley an issue. I don't disagree that Apple software is tightly controlled and that interleaves well with a restricted hardware list, however that approach is neither ground breaking nor justifiably expensive.


What if you don't have another machine to download the drivers? What if you're not competent to add the drivers in the first place? Not all linux drivers come in the flavour of an install script. You've pretty much justified the cost of OS X alone in that anyone can install it on a Mac since it knows how to support its own hardware. No hunting for drivers, everything installs first time and is built for the job. In terms of what it offers OS X is not expensive - an extremely powerful back-end Unix OS with the most user-friendly interfaces you'll ever get to use.
#25
joylove
So what you are telling me is that Mac users have absolutely no desire to use the newest hardware, when it offers upgrades in speed, functionality, economy, or connectivity? Pull the other one, it's got bells on it.

I agree (and stated above) that Linux drivers require carefull selection of dirvers, but a quick Google about Linux support before adding your device to the basket should prevent any problems. So long as you stick to the well known brands driver support is rarley an issue. I don't disagree that Apple software is tightly controlled and that interleaves well with a restricted hardware list, however that approach is neither ground breaking nor justifiably expensive.


Don't know why people think Mac's are so expensive! You get a lot for your money such as an awesome screen and battery life on the laptops. The multitouch pad is amazing! 1 finger to move the cursor, two fingers to scroll left and right and up and down. Three to go backwards and forwards!

Plus show me another all in one system that has as good a screen as the iMac with the same spec.

Plus the operating system and software is amazing.

To be fair, if you don't think it's worth it then don't comment on these posts. Don't think you deserve a Mac as it's like people calling Porsche's too expensive, for example. If they had the money, they'd get one.
#26
Hitler owned a Mac and he inverted Peados on it. ;)

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