time capsule A1254: HD level or replace?

Two or three years, I have replaced original 500 GB HD time capsule (A1254 time - I think that it is generation 1 - wireless "N" but not dual band... it has been replaced by apple earlier after the death of one (it was perhaps a reminder/known problem?)) with a 2 TB WB Green. It's always great to work but HD is approaching full (only 150GB on the left). Then...

1 swap 2 TB existing to a new 4 or 5 TB WD Green (or other HD?) and resume backups using my time A1254 recommended capsule existing; or

2. the upgrade to the current generation 2/3 to Time Capsule (.. .and replace it with the largest 4-5 to HD); or

3. fix a 4 / 5TB external hard drive on the Time Capsule or Airport Extreme (it's a newer version 'Tower' model w dual band running in bridge to expand the existing network similarly) and backups on this usb attached HD

The capsule is used for backup of my main machine. We also have an iMac that we use occasionally I want to save it on the same drive (another partition?) if possible...

Thank you for helping us sort the advantages/disadvantages of these options (and any other I can remember)!

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The Gen1 with decent food worked great although rather slow. Gen3 or Gen4 models are about 50% more fast transfer speed of disc and infinitely better wireless. The Gen5 has the same speed of the Gen 4 disc and didn't really win anything... the wireless win AC wireless but you need new customers to take advantage of this... and that means farm... 5 GHz AC high speed is the same room or improved speed of the next room.

The Gen5 is trickier... removal and installation of the hard disk are a project to undertake with a certain degree of skill. People tear the ribbon cable that is not replaceable. It is also breaking warranty on an area that has not proven be more reliable, and this is why you may well exercise the warranty.

In more than two years old now, it went well replacement... so buying the current model, I don't think that is a good buy...

3. fix a 4 / 5TB external hard drive on the Time Capsule or Airport Extreme (it's a newer version 'Tower' model w dual band running in bridge to expand the existing network similarly) and backups on this usb attached HD

The capsule is used for backup of my main machine. We also have an iMac that we use occasionally I want to save it on the same drive (another partition?) if possible...

I think buying an Airport Extreme and use it only with a USB drive isn't a bad idea. This means that if the device falls down backups are safe. You don't have to open the unit to remove the disc. More wireless key USB is not a lot of things slow... by ethernet, I have to say that it will be much slower backups. Do not buy the RIGHT USB drive... some are not reliable... they work for a day and then begin to have some spin up questions.

I think myself... I would start up between buying a TC Gen3 (or Gen 4 who has better wireless but somewhat less reliable). And put your big disk in it. You can also plug a USB in there... Just turn your current 2 TB... archive and then delete and continue to use it.

Or as above... buy EI (AC model that is Gen6) with USB drive.

OR if you need spending money on something better... This is a more expensive way, but buy a QNAP or Synology NAS... Load it with a couple of WD drives red. They are not wireless... If you need a wireless router to plug in... Although I'm guessing that you use ethernet as the wireless Gen1 is hardly huge. As I said that is not a cheap solution... but it's a solid hardware solution and you can certainly improve your backup transfers full gigabit network speed. (best case scenario of course)

The best way to do this with an iMac in the network is to buy a big USB drive... Plug it into the iMac... (USB3 is ideal... If the Mac is older that 2012 there only the USB2 ports but you have love at first sight for 2011 and FW800 which are always available and faster than USB2).

Simply divide this player and make it available to the network... you can make backups TM on networks... and USB2 connected directly on a Mac is still faster than the backup network for a TC. At least a computer then backup to local drive... much more reliable in this way.

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