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Old Oct 27, 2009, 10:56 AM   #1
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What is the difference between the generations of Time Capsules?

I'm buying a 2nd gen 1tb Time Capsule for 175.
But what is the difference between the 2nd gen and the 3rd - 4th?
Is it worth paying extra for the later?
Or do they all pretty much do the same thing?
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Old Oct 27, 2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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I'm buying a 2nd gen 1tb Time Capsule for 175.
But what is the difference between the 2nd gen and the 3rd - 4th?
Is it worth paying extra for the later?
Or do they all pretty much do the same thing?
I believe there are only 3 generations:

Gen 1 TC: Single Band
Gen 2 TC: Dual Band (will run both 2.4ghz and 5ghz bands simultaneously)
Gen 3 TC (announced last week): Dual Band w/ additional antenna to boost coverage.

If you're getting a good deal on a Gen 2 (dual band) I don't think it is worth another $125 to get a Gen 3. Now if the question was Gen 1 to Gen 2 - there is a big upside to the dual band.

If price is an issue and the additional antenna (to boost coverage) is important - you should consider getting a new AEBS w/ an external HD.

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I don't know, I was just going based off of Wikipedia.
It says there's 4 generations, but it doesn't list any specifics about them really.
I don't really know the differences, and is 175 for a 2nd gen a good price?
I don't know how much these things sell for.
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I don't know, I was just going based off of Wikipedia.
It says there's 4 generations, but it doesn't list any specifics about them really.
I don't really know the differences, and is 175 for a 2nd gen a good price?
I don't know how much these things sell for.
I think it is fair. Just make sure it is the one that supports dual bands. That was the significant difference between the generations.

You might also want to check out the below site. Depending on the age of the TC, this is something to consider.

http://timecapsuledead.org/
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Gen 1 - Original (Single Band, 500GB/1TB)
Gen 2 - Dual Band (500GB/1TB) - introduced dual band
Gen 3 - Dual Band (1TB/2TB) - increased storage
Gen 4 - Dual Band (1TB/2TB) - increased coverage/throughput/Time Machine backups via SL, current gen

Apple's selling refurb 1st gen 1TB TC for $249. Judging from that alone I'd say it's a fair price.
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