Apple announces Time Capsule

Time Capsule

802.11nDuring MWSF08, Apple also introduced Time Capsule, a backup appliance that automatically and wirelessly backs up everything on one or more Macs running Leopard. Time Capsule combines an 802.11n base station with a server grade hard disk in one small package. Simply plug it in, then easily set up automatic wireless backup for every Mac in your house to a single Time Capsule with just a few clicks. Time Capsule offers the benefits of a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station, and comes in two models: a 500 gigabyte model for just US$299 and a 1 terabyte model for just US$499.

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Time CapsuleAdditional Time Capsule features include:

  • dual-band antennas for 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz frequencies;
  • three Gigabit LAN ports;
  • one Gigabit Ethernet WAN port;
  • one USB 2.0 port;
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA-2), 128-bit WEP encryption; and
  • a built-in NAT firewall supporting NAT-PMP for features like Back to My Mac.

In essence, Time Capsule is an AirPort Extreme Base Station (802.11n) with a hard disk built-in and designed for Time Machine backups.

Like Apple's AirPort Extreme Base Stations, Time Capsule is compatible with both Mac and PC. (Time Machine requires Mac OS X 10.5 'Leopard'.)

Time Capsule will be available in February, the suggested retail price for 500GB hard drive model is US$299 and US$499 for 1TB model.

For more information, please visit Time Capsule website.

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Posted by Antony at January 15, 2008 5:11 PM

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