Apple Time Capsule (2TB) Unboxing

Yesterday, Apple announced updated Time Capsule’s.  The Time Capsule is a wireless router (802.11n) which contains a hard drive for easy backup in conjunction with the OS X application Time Machine.  The new Time Capsule’s come in a 1TB model for $299 and a 2TB model for $499.

Today, I picked up the new 2TB Time Capsule from my local Apple Store and unboxed it live on stream.  In terms of design the new Time Capsule is exactly the same.  The only thing different is that they dropped the 500GB model.  As I said before it is based on 802.11n (which should be an official standard sometime this fall), it has one USB 2.0 port for a printer or external hard drive, 1 Gigabit WAN port, 3 Gigabit LAN ports, and of course the power connector.

My initial thoughts:

  • The design is very nice – I like how there are no external antenna’s.
  • I wish it had 4 LAN ports

I plan to have the full review up in the coming weeks once I mess with it a bit more, so keep an eye out for that.  I’m currently in the process of transferring over 300GB of data to it (via Time Machine) while I write this blog post and so far so good.

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