I now have a 1TB Time Capsule sitting on my desk. It is plugged into my MPB using a Cat5e cable, and both the laptop and TC are capable of a Gigabit connection... Can anyone tell me why, when I tell time machine to do a backup (in this case, the first backup), iStat Menus tells me that it is backing up at about 500KB/s? To test my theory and prove that my TC is not useless, I decided to copy a 4GB file manually to the TC's hard drive - that one was happy to copy at 12MB/s! Can someone please tell me why I have to wait for 2 days for a 100GB drive to backup when a 4GB file will copy in 5 mins. I am not doing anything else on the network, it just seems clear that Apple have crippled the TCs speed, even over ethernet... What on earth is the point?!