Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:56 AM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Apple Updates Time Capsule to 1 TB and 2 TB Capacities






Apple this morning quietly updated its Time Capsule combination wireless router and network-attached storage drive to double the models' capacities at the same price points as the previous models: 1 TB for $299 and 2 TB for $499. While Apple's main Time Capsule product page is not yet reflecting the upgraded capacities, the new models are available in the online Apple Store, where a small banner ad on the main store page advertises the upgrade. The new models are currently listed as shipping within 24 hours.

Rumors of a 2 TB Time Capsule first surfaced in early April when an image of a 2 TB Time Capsule box appeared on one of retailer ClubMac's product pages.

Article Link: Apple Updates Time Capsule to 1 TB and 2 TB Capacities

Last edited by WildCowboy; Jul 30, 2009 at 08:00 AM.
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:59 AM   #2
Pixellated
macrumors 65816
 
Pixellated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dartford, UK
That is a really nice upgrade if you are a heavy time machine user.
__________________
16GB iPhone 4 S⃣ ; 27" iMac 12GB RAM i5 2.7 GHz; 16GB iPad 2
Pixellated is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:59 AM   #3
BryanLyle
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Cool. I'll stick to my drobo though.
__________________
follow me on twitter: @bryanlyle
BryanLyle is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 06:59 AM   #4
brn2ski00
macrumors 68020
 
brn2ski00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pixellated View Post
That is a really nice upgrade if you are a heavy time machine user.
agreed, but still $$$$$
__________________
iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
500GB Time Capsule
iPhone 5c / ATV3 / iPod Shuffle 2G
brn2ski00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:00 AM   #5
Eminemdrdre00
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2008
Still needs to be $100 cheaper.
__________________
20" Aluminum iMac (2008)
11" MacBook Air (2011)
32GB iPhone 5S
16GB iPad Air
Eminemdrdre00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:01 AM   #6
planethitsradio
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Thats a nice little upgrade. It's cool that Apple keeps the price points usually the same when they do the upgrade.

I have a 500gb, thats for Time Machine. The rest goes up on the QNAP NAS and the drives in the Mac Pro.
__________________
MBP 15" (Mid 09) - 2.53/4GB/250GB/Anti-Glare
Mac Pro (Early 09) octo 2.26/12GB/4X1TB
MBA 11" (Late 10) - 1.4/2GB/64GB SSD
Time Capsule 500GB / iPhone 5 64GB / iPad 64GB 3G
planethitsradio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:03 AM   #7
brn2ski00
macrumors 68020
 
brn2ski00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by planethitsradio View Post
Thats a nice little upgrade. It's cool that Apple keeps the price points usually the same when they do the upgrade.

I have a 500gb, thats for Time Machine. The rest goes up on the QNAP NAS and the drives in the Mac Pro.
If the prices went up, then people would riot. Think about it, the price of the HDDs have gone down dramatically, so why wouldn't the complete package?
__________________
iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
500GB Time Capsule
iPhone 5c / ATV3 / iPod Shuffle 2G
brn2ski00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:04 AM   #8
MorphingDragon
Banned
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: The World Inbetween
Send a message via Skype™ to MorphingDragon
Does anyone actually care about Time Capsule??? Its too slow IMO to be used for backups.
MorphingDragon is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:04 AM   #9
stade1979
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
You must be a Great time machine user to buy a 2 tb of the Time Capsule, God I have mine TM at 500 mb that's enough for me. hihih
__________________
13.3'' Macbook (Late 2007), 2.2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 250 GB HD, Iphone 3g 8GB, Apple Time Capsule 500GB First Gen.
stade1979 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:04 AM   #10
Kilamite
macrumors G3
 
Kilamite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland
About time.

Still, I'd rather see an iTunes Server than 2TB Time Capsule..
__________________
15" MacBook Pro 2GHz i7 8GB 750GB Hybrid | Mac mini 2.3GHz i7 16GB 1TB Fusion | OS X 10.10
iPhone 5 64GB | Apple TV 3 1080p | iOS 8.1
Home Theatre Hackintosh i3 3.5GHz 4GB 3TB | OS X 10.9
Kilamite is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:05 AM   #11
mac ath
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
i am so glad i kept waiting and waiting for the 1TB to have a price drop.
__________________
iMac therefore i am
mac ath is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:06 AM   #12
planethitsradio
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ottawa, ON
Quote:
Originally Posted by brn2ski00 View Post
If the prices went up, then people would riot. Think about it, the price of the HDDs have gone down dramatically, so why wouldn't the complete package?
Well, they could be like any other company, come out and say "Look NEW and improved, thats why you have to spend another $100".

I hate that!
__________________
MBP 15" (Mid 09) - 2.53/4GB/250GB/Anti-Glare
Mac Pro (Early 09) octo 2.26/12GB/4X1TB
MBA 11" (Late 10) - 1.4/2GB/64GB SSD
Time Capsule 500GB / iPhone 5 64GB / iPad 64GB 3G
planethitsradio is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:07 AM   #13
yetanotherdave
macrumors 68000
 
yetanotherdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bristol, England
Send a message via AIM to yetanotherdave Send a message via MSN to yetanotherdave Send a message via Yahoo to yetanotherdave
UK store hasn't updated yet.
__________________
It's just a ride, & we can change it anytime we want. It's only a choice. No effort, no work, no job, no savings & money. A choice, right now, between fear and love. - Bill Hicks
yetanotherdave is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:08 AM   #14
Le Big Mac
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by brn2ski00 View Post
If the prices went up, then people would riot.
The riots will begin soon from people who just bought the old models at the old prices . . .
Le Big Mac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:09 AM   #15
Le Big Mac
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilamite View Post

Still, I'd rather see an iTunes Server than 2TB Time Capsule..
+1. Or anything that allows whole family sharing of iTunes more easily than the current software.
Le Big Mac is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:11 AM   #16
roobarb!
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Bah! I've had a 2TB Time Capsule for ages... **************/1UiJb

That's the end of the line for the Time Capsule as it stands, though. ISTR that 2TB is the most it's architecture can handle. Not that there's a 3TB HDD. Yet.
roobarb! is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:11 AM   #17
brn2ski00
macrumors 68020
 
brn2ski00's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Le Big Mac View Post
The riots will begin soon from people who just bought the old models at the old prices . . .
true that
__________________
iMac 27-inch 2.7GHz Quad-Core i5
500GB Time Capsule
iPhone 5c / ATV3 / iPod Shuffle 2G
brn2ski00 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:12 AM   #18
puma1552
macrumors 68040
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Le Big Mac View Post
The riots will begin soon from people who just bought the old models at the old prices . . .
I did just that on July 1st. Figured since the update it got at MacWorld was the first one in a year, we were stuck at these capacities/pricepoints for another year...go figure.
puma1552 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:13 AM   #19
iphoneftw
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
wow the funny thing is i was looking at the apple store and didnt even notice the difference
wow i guess i forgot about the old sizes
iphoneftw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:13 AM   #20
-=XX=-Nephilim
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Awesome news!

I will be looking for 2Tb drive from September for use with TimeMachine...

This option all of a sudden became attractive
-=XX=-Nephilim is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:13 AM   #21
4np
macrumors 6502a
 
4np's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Good to hear A couple of days I was thinking of getting a Time Capsule or a Airport Extreme, but I thought to hold back for a while as I thought the capacity of the Time Capsule would probably be upgraded anytime soon. Also, the 1TB price was too high for me (as you can get a 1TB external WD drive for about € 90,-). Also I want to upgrade my LAN to Gigabit LAN and as 5 port Gigabit switches still cost around € 50,- it's worth getting a Airport Extreme instead as it contains a 3 port Gigabit switch as well.

I already got a AE 802.11n and a AE 802.11b/g, but the n is US version which has different channels than my Dutch MBP, and the b/g is too slow The Airport Extreme / Time Capsule currently have dual network (n AND b/g) which is a good feature as well The I can attach my AE's to my LAN for streaming audio only, or use them on the go

And I'd like to have a seperate Time Machine backup unit. Now I set up my linux box for Time Machine backup purposes...

Last edited by 4np; Jul 30, 2009 at 07:19 AM.
4np is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:14 AM   #22
zedsdead
macrumors 68030
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
2TB iMac's and Mac Pro's should be coming when they get refreshed again.
__________________
iMac 27: 3.4 Core i7 Quad, 768gb SSD, 24gb of RAM, 2gb NVIDIA 680mx
rMBP 13: 2.6 Core i5, Iris 5100, 8gb RAM, 512 SSD
iPad Air, iPhone 6, Apple TV, Final Cut X, Logic X, Drobo 5D
zedsdead is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:15 AM   #23
mickbab
macrumors 65816
 
mickbab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by stade1979 View Post
You must be a Great time machine user to buy a 2 tb of the Time Capsule, God I have mine TM at 500 mb that's enough for me. hihih
When you have 5 Macs in the house all trying to back up, I think 2TB would be quite useful. I have a 1TB TC at the moment and its almost full, so we have offloaded one of the MacBooks to another external drive for backup.

2TB would also be handy for that extra bit of storage for excess media
mickbab is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:15 AM   #24
no.1 Apple Fan
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a pineapple under the sea
Awesome upgrade, should be cheaper.
__________________
MacBook Pro Late 2008 iPod Classic 120 GB Nikon D5100 iPhone 4S
no.1 Apple Fan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jul 30, 2009, 07:15 AM   #25
andrewsd
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: USA/BAYERN(bavaria)
Send a message via AIM to andrewsd
I want one but it's just not the right time for me to spend that sorta dough on something along those lines.. Traveling around Europe, probably wouldn't be the best idea to take one of those to a hostile..
__________________
TO EACH THEIR OWN
I own a PC, it's a MAC!
andrewsd is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why Apple Time Capsule rather than External Drive for Time Machine Backup? jaybar Mac Peripherals 10 Aug 26, 2013 01:50 PM
Apple TV and Time Capsule? davidwes Apple TV and Home Theater 3 Jun 12, 2013 10:36 PM
Apple Time Capsule swens Mac Peripherals 7 Dec 1, 2012 02:54 PM
Apple Time Capsule Krayzie116 Buying Tips and Advice 7 Aug 28, 2012 01:28 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC