Apple Quietly Intros 2TB Time Capsule For $499

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News Posted: Fri, Jul 31 2009 10:38 AM
It's hard to believe that Apple last updated its Time Capsule NAS +WLAN router in March, but already the Cupertino, California-basedcompany is giving customers a reason to upgrade. In typical Applefashion, the company quietly updated its Time Capsule with a 2TB model,up from the previous high of 1TB.

For those unaware, Time Capsule is a high-end NAS drive that also actsas a full-fledged, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 802.11n wireless router.Apple shoves an enterprise-grade hard drive within and also adds threeEthernet ports in the back alongside a USB socket which can be used forconnecting a wireless printer or hooking up external storage solution(HDD). Naturally, these provide added capabilities when used with aMac, as OS X-based machines can take advantage of automatic TimeMachine backups.



The new 2TB Time Capsule is available for order right now at $499,while the 1TB model now sits at $299--a $200 price drop from earlierthis week. The older 500GB model has left production, but those lookingfor a smaller solution can find remaining refurbished inventory inApple's online store for $199.

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3vi1 replied on Sat, Aug 1 2009 9:15 PM

Apple really does make nice hardware, but I think I'd rather buy a router that supports flashing with one of the open firmware and has a USB port. That would make the storage a lot easier to upgrade, and you could run FTP, BitTorrent, or whatever you wanted on it.

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Yeah, but it wouldn't look so sleek and sexy.

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Its nice but, I dont think its $500 nice...

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