I bought my dad a Time Capsule for Hanukah, and installed it, like a good son would. Wouldn't you know it, my hard drive did a face plant over the holidays. And while that would normally have been fairly catastrophic -- in the past I would have only backed up my user directory, and only just before we left. Instead I was able to put my entire user directory on Lisa's computer immediately, and I'm now erasing my hard disk with a mind to restore everything back onto that. (With a few detours for things I worked on since.) Though it's never fun to have a hard drive face plant, I lost only about half an hour's creative work.
So I highly recommend getting Mac System 10.5, if you don't have it already, and a large storage device (the Time Capsule's great because it's also a wireless router) and hooking yourself up to Time Machine.
Labels: hardware, technology
I LOVE LOVE both the Time Capsule and Time Machine. I bought a Time Capsule the first day they were available for purchase, and have never looked back since.
Alex, I saw in an earlier posting that you couldn't get wireless printing to work with your Time Capsule -- did you ever figure this out? It should be as simple as just plugging the printer into your Time Capsule.
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