Instead of the nasty back-up function to avoid possible file losses, Apple’s Time Capsule gives users automatic and constant protection. It comes with a 1TB or 2TB wireless hard drive, which automatically operates with Time Machine and all the Mac operating systems that have launched to date.
Instead of the nasty back-up function to avoid possible file losses, Apple’s Time Capsule gives users automatic and constant protection. It comes with a 1TB or 2TB wireless hard drive, which automatically runs with Time Machine and Mac OS (any version). A great service for the user no more having to worry about backing up. In addition, one of the best options for sharing and playing multimedia content.
Time Capsule acts on the 802.11n standard with 5 GHz frequency, which is ideal for streaming high definition video over the network. The USB output is for connecting printers or storage devices, such as pen drives, for example. The idea is that the user can connect almost any networked USB device to the Time Capsule and share it over their network. It also accepts a USB hub, to attach multiple devices.
The Time Capsule features a simplified and visually appealing design with a sophisticated white plastic finish. Much like the Apple Airport Extreme Base Station.
The problems of overheating, verified in the previous version of the apparatus, seem solved. We do not notice any abnormal behavior regarding the temperature of the router.
Instead of having a set of flashing LEDs indicating the operating status, like other routers, the Time Capsule leaves only a static green light so the user knows when it is operating. The back offers three Gigabit ports to connect wired network devices, one GB Ethernet port for a cable or DSL connection or LAN connection, along with one USB port.
As the product does not have a power button, you can make use of reset button in order to restore the factory settings. As far as power cord is concerned, it attaches directly to the back of the device.
Automatic backup with Time Machine
Time Capsule works automatically with Time Machine on Mac OS (any version) creating the perfect backup solution. There are no cables and you can back up all of your home computers in a central location. With this, the backup process in Time Capsule, using Mac OS (any version), is up to 75% faster.
The server-grade giant hard drive is 1 or 2TB, which gives you all the capability and security to back up all your Mac computers.
You can connect the Cable or DSL modem to the Time Capsule by configuring it through AirPort included with Mac OS X and Windows. This will allow up to 50 people to use Mac computers or PCs to surf the Internet, watch videos, share photos, and more.
Dual-band simultaneous Wi-Fi
For maximum compatibility and range, Time Capsule runs simultaneously on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, making all network devices use the most efficient bandwidth automatically. Using the latest wireless technology, 802.11n, the user takes advantage of up to five times the performance of Wi-Fi and up to twice the range of networks. Improvements in antenna design also ensure up to 50% better performance and up to 25% more range than with the previous Time Capsule generation.
Time Capsule takes up less space, has fewer wires, looks nicer, allows you to use a network printer, has two storage size options, and costs about the same as an AirPort Extreme with external HD solution – being faster in the reading and writing data.
Therefore, if you do not intend to change your hard drive frequently and do not even have an external hard drive, Time Capsule Setup is a great choice. Otherwise, an AirPort Extreme or similar device may suffice.