I would like for someone to outline the differences between buying a time capsule vs. just getting an airport extreme and attaching an external harddrive. The latter seems more flexible (easy to change external harddrive) and even cheaper, yet people are getting time capsules.
What are the pros and cons.
Could you please elaborate on:
- How easy is it to setup with an airport extreme. (Apple explicitly mentions you can add a harddrive to airport extreme, but doesn't say anything about time machine. Is there anything more to it?)
- What are my options if the Time Capsule harddrive fails and/or I need more storage later.
- What are the differences in the router capabilities, e.g. - number of ports, number of supported users, usb jacks, etc.