Apple Time Capsule - Difference between older and new versions

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hamzab, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. hamzab macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2008
    Hi all,

    I basically know someone that is selling the 500GB Time Capsule which has Dual Band Wi-Fi etc, this is the link for it on the Apple refurb website

    All I want to know is, apart from the obvious 1 or 2TB of space available in the new versions is there any other differences? Both are 802.11n and are dual band.

    What I have noticed thought is that there are refinements which allow it to be backed up 75% faster than the previous generation and it says there is a 50% better performance over Wifi with 25% greater range? How is this possible if they are both 802.11n? Also Is this true even when connecting via Ethernet? In terms of when I backup over Ethernet will it be 75% more faster? It'll be on my desk so I don't really care about the wireless capabilities.

    Lastly, will it work with my network, please click on this link as it explains my setup.

    So just to reiterate, will I notice a difference in back up speeds when connected via Ethernet between the two versions.

    Please help out ASAP as I have 2 hours before I can either buy it off him or he puts it on ebay. I'm getting it quite cheap, for about £50 Brand New sealed.

  2. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009

    not sure about backups over ethernet, both will probobly be the same speed. As for differances I think at one time there was a dual band non simultaneous version, then came the simultaneous dual band version, now its still simultaneous but they added a third antenna to increase the range and speed of transfer. Doesnt make any differance I am sure, my 5ghz performance on the new time capsule is horrible unless I am sitting directly beside the router the 2.4ghz band actually has a higher throughput
  3. TherealDDX macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    Prague, Czech Republic
    £50 Brand New sealed? I'd say go for it! Bargain of the century.

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