Today during the MacWorld keynote speech, Steve Jobs announced a new Airport Extreme Base Station - with "server grade" internal hard drive dubbed "Time Capsule." The new base station is available in two configurations: 500GB - $299
1TB - $499 Ships: February
So 3 weeks ago I spent $159 on an Airport Extreme and $120 on Leopard so I could plug my $120 HD into for Time Machine when they finally updated it to support backups wirelessly. Now Im out all that. Unbelievable.
I was really hoping for user-replaceable hard drives so I could send a full drive somewhere else for safe-keeping and just add a new one myself.
Doesn't look like that's the way it's made, though. Oh well, still an awesome product! I gotta make sure my parent's and my grandmother get one...if they lose all their photos they'll be asking ME to restore them and right now I won't be able to help them!
don't forget that Time Machine isn't a clone of your drive, its a continuous backup. thus with a larger drive you'll be able to have things backed up longer and be able to revert to items further back.
If it can support multiple machines backup-up to it then some sort of partitioning must be going on, but I guess it depends whether this is hidden from the user or if its up to you to assign space and control permissions.
yeah...as I read between the two products, I thought, wait, this is airport extreme with a hard drive. Why couldn't they just update the firmware in airport extreme? Sucks for people who already bought one.
It is obvious that this is the reason wireless hd backup never worked. They were coming out with time capsule from the very beginning.
Also, does anyone know if this thing will be able to store my media (movies, music etc) and stream it to my MPB? If I could remove all of my movies and photographs and keep it on this, and then access them when I need, I'm buying one.
Most importantly though, will I be able to stream movies off of it? On to my MPB or an TV in the future?