How fast is the Time Capsule?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ulf1103, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Ulf1103 macrumors 6502

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    Hy, I was wondering, since I'm gonna buy a MBP with ssd I need an external hd.
    So, I thought that the Time Capsule would be great.
    I just don't know how fast it can read and right from the MBP to the TC and from TC to MBP?

    Any speed tests?
     
  2. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

    Lennyvalentin

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    Apr 25, 2011
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    Anandtech has a recent review of the new TC. Go there and knock yourself out. :)

    TL: DR version of the review is the drive isn't terribly fast, particularly on writes. On continuous large files it can reach 80ish MB/s reads and about 35 on writes, but for smaller files it drops a lot.

    It's faster when connected via wired gigabit ethernet than over wifi though. Drives connected to the USB2 port are slower than the internal drive, at about 25MB/s best-case I seem to recall.

    Mostly this thing is for backups, and not so much general storage, but you can use it for storage if your demands aren't too high.
     

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