Originally Posted by Andysol
How are you backing up currently? Ever since I got the time capsule I've been extremely happy. Range, seamless backups, all wireless- it's nice.
I had been using the Time Capsule as a backup for our old Macbook; it was bought soon after the computer in 2008. A major motivator for switching was rage at horrible photo organization options on Windows; another was needing a good backup system for those photos. The Time capsule has proven itself several times since then, and I agree it is an excellent choice for a laptop backup. However, we now also have a Mac Mini, which has become the primary computer and is backed up with a USB drive permanently attached. All of our important files have been moved over. Our iPad takes care of most portable needs. The MacBook is definitely showing its age, and is used less and less, mostly my wife will take it with her when she wants to park in a library or coffee shop and write for her blog. I've proposed swapping in an SSD, but my wife doesn't want to spend more on it, when it dies it dies. Basically, there is no *need* for it to be backed up any more for data purposes. I do have a spare 500GB USB drive that I have thought to repurpose, but I haven't taken the time to do it. I can actually connect that to the always-on mini and use it as a Time Machine target from the laptop, and get the equivalent functionality, right?