Apple Rolls Out 2TB, 3TB Time Capsule [Updated]

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Along with Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4, Apple quietly released an updated Time Capsule with higher storage capacities. The new Basestation and data backup combo is now available with either 2TB or 3TB of built-in storage.

Time CapsuleApple’s 2TB and 3TB Time Capsule

Like the previous Time Capsule, the new model offers dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, shared USB printer support, Time Machine backup support, and guest networking.

The new 2TB model is priced at US$299, and the 3TB model costs $499.

[Updated with Time Capsule pricing.]

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5 Comments Leave Your Own

geoduck

Wouldn’t you know it. Just a week ago I got a 2TB NAS to plug into my existing Airport.

Dave Hamilton

The delta between 2TB and 3TB is 1TB of storage for $200. Uhhh… why? An entire 3TB drive costs significantly less than that. VERY odd.

Substance

I liked the pre-WWDC rumor that these new Time Capsules would provide secure access to your stuff to the Internet (essentially iCloud except it would be located in your house and not on Apple’s servers).  Alas the new Time Capsules are just the same as the old Time Capsules except with bigger hard drives.  I know I would prefer that model than storing my stuff on anyone’s server farm.

Hagen

Alas the new Time Capsules are just the same as the old Time Capsules except with bigger hard drives.

Are we certain of that?  I could easily see Apple including some extra iCloud-related support stuff without ever mentioning it in the press releases… especially since there’s still a month or two to go before the full debut of the service.

Randy Philips

Not all 3 TB drives are the same. Apple uses “Enterprise Class” hard drives in their Time Capsules.

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