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Time Capsule vs. Iomega Minimax (noise level)

1860 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 7, 2009 12:43 PM by eurobum RSS
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Jan 6, 2009 5:42 PM
I currently have a AirPort Extreme and would like a hard drive connected to that so I can easily share files between my computers.

Mainly, this hard drive is going to be used for music, because I'm sick and tired of having my Mac Mini wirelessly connect to my Mac Pro (where I usually store my music) only to have them play on the Mini's Front Row without cover art.

1) I'm not really going to use the Capsule for backup, it's my understanding it works perfectly well as a normal external hard drive, yes?
2) my main query: how is the noise level of the Capsule (compared to the Iomega)?

Right now I have the Iomega MiniMax Desktop Hard Drive - the one designed to look like the Mini. I use it for movies, etc., and it's connected directly to my Mini. As it's much cheaper than the Capsule, I was wondering if there is a difference in noise level?

The Iomega is not that noisy, but I would gladly shell out extra for a Capsule, if it was noticeably less noisy.
Macbook 2.2GHz DCI, 2 GB ram; Mac Pro 2x2.6GHz DCI, 3 GB ram, Mac OS X (10.5.2)


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