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Review: Speedy new AirPort Time Capsule is a good buy

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  • Apple AirPort Time Capsule 2TB (802.11ac)
    4/5
    $278.00 (When Rated) via Amazon.com
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    Apple's AirPort Time Capsule is a strong 802.11ac router that provides 2TB of shared storage for media and client backups.

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At a Glance

Apple's AirPort Time Capsule is a strong 802.11ac router that provides 2TB of shared storage for media and client backups.

Price when rated: $299 with 2TB hard drive; $399 with 3TB hard drive.
Lowest price: $278.00 via Amazon.com
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Pros

  • Very fast TCP throughput, thanks to its 802.11ac support
  • Three send and three receive antennas for each band (2.4- and 5GHz)
  • Integrated 2TB hard drive

Cons

  • An apparent bug in OS X is throttling real-world file-transfer speed
  • Slightly noisy cooling fan
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