Time Capsule 2010 vs. Current Generation

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by codeman7, Nov 18, 2013.

  1. codeman7, Nov 18, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2013

    codeman7 macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2012
    Hello! I have a 1TB Time Capsule from 2010 (802.11n) that's worked great for me. I got a new MacBook Pro retina with 802.11ac, and I'm wondering if the newest 2TB Time Capsule with 802.11ac would be a lot faster to back up via Time Machine and to store files?

    I've also heard reports that these new models have an audible fan. I don't hear any noise from my current Time Capsule, but is the new one significantly louder?

  2. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    I dont really hear mine - just the odd bit of noise when the HDD is in use, which is to be expected.

    I also moved from n to ac - to be honest I didnt notice a huge difference. Then again I wasnt using TM back then so cant compare them, but with generally moving data around on the network it is a little faster but nothing to get excited over IMO.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    Still using a first generation 3TB here...It's backing up 3 Mac's and provides wifi access throughout the house...Never had any issues with it, and it has no audible fan.

    I guess the new ones have the advantage of the newer wifi standards, but I'm not planning on buying a new one just for that.

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