I did some experimenting this evening to assess data transfer rates to various storage items in my home network which uses a new Time Capsule as the router/hub. Connected to the Time Capsule are the following: - Mac Pro (GigE) - Vista Machine (GigE) - MBA (Wifi) - Raptor Drive (USB 2) - Time Capsule Drive (Internal) Transferring a 650MB file between devices yielded the following results: MP > Vista (GigE) = 288 Mbps MP > MBA (5GHz) = 52 Mbps MP > MBA (2.4GHz) = 43 Mbps MP > Raptor (TC USB) = 38 Mbps MP > TC Drive (Internal) = 38 Mbps MBA (5GHz) > TC Drive (Internal) = 22 Mbps It seems that transferring files to a USB drive or the internal drive on the Time Capsule is painfully slow. It took 2:20 to transfer the 650MB file to the Time Capsule over GigE vs. 0:20 seconds to another machine. What's worse, is that the data transfer speeds to the TC are a function of link speed... the slower your connection, the slower your transfer rates... it's not simply limited by some bottle-neck in the TC. It took 3:45 to transfer the same file to the TC from the MacBook Air over the 5GHz Wifi connection. When I complained about this the other day at the Apple store, the "Genius" said that it's due to QOS built into the router to ensure it doesn't kill my web browsing. YIKES! Who needs this kind of QOS? I wish Apple would expose the settings to the user allowing us to decide where we need our bandwidth allocated! In the mean-time, if you have aspirations that the TC can offer you NAS level performance... forget about it!