How fast is the Time Capsule?

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

  1. Ulf1103 macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2011
    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 65816


    Apr 25, 2011
    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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