Apple’s Time Capsule is “a box that combines a fast 802.11n WiFi router and a massive external hard drive in an enclosure no bigger than a regular AirPort Extreme router,’ Rob Pegoraro reports for The Washington Post.
“This two-in-one design allows you to back up every Mac in the home over your home network, eliminating a great deal of clutter and complexity. The pricing is also pretty good, if still higher than the cost of a separate hard drive and router: A 500-gigabyte model Time Capsule sells for just $299, while a one-terabyte unit goes for $499,” Pegoraro reports.
“Apple loaned a 1-TB review model in March (note that its actual capacity was 929.5 GB, according to Mac OS X), and since then its primary trait has been a near-complete lack of drama,” Pegoraro reports.
“For a single-Mac home, Time Capsule is probably overkill (although if you keep your router in a separate room from the computer, it might spare you the agony of having your computer and your backup drive stolen in the same break-in). For a home with more than one Mac running Leopard, though, I can’t think of a simpler, easier backup system than Time Capsule,” Pegoraro reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: After several rave reviews, it’s safe to say that Apple has solved the backup conundrum by making it automatic, intuitive, and wireless.