Currys: Apple 500gb 802.11n (300Mbps) Wireless Time Capsule, Access Point, Gigabit Router £185.76 after Quidco + Voucher. free P+P - HotUKDeals
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I was just about to hit to the pay button on apple.com/uk but then decided to hunt around a bit more and found that currys now have these on pre-order for release on the 17th March.

Normal price on apple/currys = £199 for the 500gb version and £329 for the 1TB version.

There is currently a voucher for currys that also expires on the 17th so order now!

AWOFF75 Save £7.50 when you spend over £149
AWOFF15 Save £15 when you spend over £299

Price after voucher = £199- £750 = £191.50
Then there is also 3% quidco on this ( £5.75) reducing it to £185.76

What is a time capsule? well its mainly for use with Time Machine on macs to backup, but you dont have to use a mac.
It can work as a network hard disk, it is also a Gigabit Router and also has an 802.11N
access point built in for up to 300Mbps Wireless for all your computers in the house/office.
You can also use it to wirelessly access your printer and you can also add more storage via its USB port.

The only other item similar to this on the market is this http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop...ProductID=3132 at £116
and that has no hard disk, isnt 802.11n , gigabit switch, SATAII or a print server.


This is my first deal ive posted (while drunk i might add :D )
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#1
Are you insane? someone posted a 500gb hdd for £55 just before you, I know this may be a NAS and and MAC, but not worth the money....
#2
I am sorry but the Apple brand name is not worth a premium of £100 and no doubt we are paying more than the rest of Europe for it also.
#3
jocksteeluk
I am sorry but the Apple brand name is not worth a premium of £100 and no doubt we are paying more than the rest of Europe for it also.


The price in mainland Europe is £229.73 (299 EUR), where as the UK price is £199.
#4
jocksteeluk
I am sorry but the Apple brand name is not worth a premium of £100 and no doubt we are paying more than the rest of Europe for it also.


Yet people pay over the odds for iPhones and iPods. Little or no innovation and usually outdated technology.

I totally agree with you. People with no style buy them to try and look funky.
#5
You are completely missing the fact that it is 802.11N Wireless, no other NAS are 802.11N ( 300Mbps) if there are any wireless NAS they will be 54Mbps

This is not outdated technology you clearly haven't read the specs.

Plus it's a GIGABIT router AND a wireless access point so it adds Gigabit ethernet and the fastest wi-fi possible to your home network by just plugging your adsl/cable modem straight into it.

Try and find any product that does anything like that, you wont. And if you try and find them seperately it will cost more.

Ever tried streaming HD video over normal wireless? it's too slow hence the 802.11n

Normal NAS on 100 or even gigabit network are painfully slow. This will let you write to the wireless drive at around 6-12Mbytes/sec, which i can tell you is a a whole load faster than the 1Mbyte/sec i get with my Diskstation wired NAS.

If you want a WIRED drive then fine, i don't. I've ditched my deskstops for 2 very powerful laptops that i can use anywhere in the house and backup wirelessly at good speeds and also use the nas for my entire film collection that i serve to my PS3.

Comparing it to a sata HDD is just stupid, they are two entirely different products.

I already have a Netgear 802.11n Adsl Router plus a seperate gigabit switch and the Diskstation, I'll be able to ditch the switch and the Ds for one box and it will also be a lot faster.


The only other item similar to this on the market is this http://www.broadbandbuyer.co.uk/Shop/ShopDetail.asp?ProductID=3132 at £116
and that has no hard disk, isnt 802.11n , gigabit switch, SATAII or a print server.
#6
And the Time Capsule supports Time Machine too (which normal NAS servers don't) - I know this is a hook-in tactic by Apple, but it is the only game in town for wireless time machine backups unless you want to fork out for an Apple server - ouch !
#7
Also this can support both 2.4Ghz and 5.0Ghz which many other 802.11n access points don't. Using the less congested 5.0Ghz frequency can avoid interference from the busy 2.4Ghz band.
#8
Crunchie.

Forgive my ignorance but could this be used

a) with Windows PC's and
b) be able to hook up to other usb HD's

I would want to use it as a low profile, minimum power server, for laptops, PS3 and Xbox.
#9
bigbak
Yet people pay over the odds for iPhones and iPods. Little or no innovation and usually outdated technology.

I totally agree with you. People with no style buy them to try and look funky.


Lol - my thoughts exactly - Iphone - just love the built in GPS and 3G and user replaceable battery - Nnnnoooo! wait it doesn't have any of these modern developments -

Apple - yesterday's hardware, tomorrow's software and the day after's prices.......
#10
To bring this back on topic as this is a deals site not a review site ;)

going through the apple HE site (links have been posted on here previously), you can get this for:

500GB - £177.43
1 TB - £292.58
#11
pillbury
Crunchie.

Forgive my ignorance but could this be used

a) with Windows PC's and
b) be able to hook up to other usb HD's

I would want to use it as a low profile, minimum power server, for laptops, PS3 and Xbox.


a)It does work with windows PC's i believe, im not sure how you configure it on a PC though.
b) you can also plug in more than one USB hdd via a usb hub plugged into the back

However.. it does not have a Upnp server built in so PS3 wont connect to it directly.
It does have Samba (windows shares) im not sure the x360 support those?

To share to my Ps3 i use a upnp server running on my laptop which shares the network disk. This does mean the laptop does has to be on though :(

http://www.nullriver.com/products/medialink

This homebrew development may soon do away with the need for upnp on the ps3 though. It doesnt support HDMI yet :(
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