Time Capsule is primarily intended as a storage device for Mac owners using the Time Machine backup program included with OSX.
However, it can also be used with Windows PCs or on a mixed Mac and PC network. Time Capsule is, essentially, an 802.11n wireless router with a network hard disk built in so everyone on the network can share data and it comes in 500GB and 1TB versions.
As one would expect from Apple, the Time Capsule is easy to set up and use. A simple installer program guides users through the process of creating a new wireless network or adding the Time Capsule to a network.
The unit also has three Gigabit LAN ports for wired links, and a USB port
that can be used to connect and share additional devices on the network, such as
If users already have a wireless router, they would probably be better off buying a standalone, network-attached storage drive.
This leaves Time Capsule as an option for those who want to upgrade a wired network.
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