Apple added a new model to the Time Capsule line, which combines backup storage with a Wi-Fi base station. The company also cut pricing to the existing Time Capsule.
Apple doubled the available storage of its Time Capsule backup system for the Mac and has quietly dropped the price of the older model by 40%.
The latest version of Time Capsule, which combines storage with a full-featured Wi-Fi base station, has up to 2 TB storage. Apple introduced the new model on its Web site this week without a formal announcement.
Apple is selling the device for $499, which was the same price as the 1 TB model. The price of the older model has been slashed to $299. New 500 GB Time Capsules are no longer listed, but refurbished models are available for $199.
The 2 TB and 1 TB models are identical other than capacity.
Time Capsule operates as an automatic backup for Macs running OS X Leopard. It can share stored data with a Windows XP or Vista PC. Time Capsule comes with an 802.11n wireless base station that supports Macs and Windows PCs on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands. The system is compatible with older 802.11a/b/g specifications.
Time Capsule lets users set up a guest Wi-Fi network with a separate password for visitors. Guests can use the Internet through the device, but don't have access to stored data or attached peripherals, such as computers, printers and external hard drives.
Apple refreshed Time Capsule in March, along with the release of a new version of the Airport Extreme Wi-Fi base station and upgrades of the Mac Mini and iMac product line.
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