Time Capsule 3rd Generation

The Apple Time Capsule 3rd Generation is a wireless network-attached storage device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2011 as part of the AirPort Time Capsule series. The Time Capsule has been introduced on October 20, 2009, and its price started at $299.

The new AirPort Time Capsule features a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), 1 TB or 2 TB of hard drive, Data rate up to 540 Mbps, compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n protocols, guest networking, three LAN ports, the possibility to connect up to 50 devices.

It is marketed as a backup device designed to work in tandem with the Time Machine backup utility, introduced in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The device includes a full AirPort Extreme (with 802.11n wireless, an Ethernet WAN port, and three Ethernet LAN ports) and Dual-band operation on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously.

Updated Time Capsule with antenna improvements resulting in wireless performance gains of both speed and range. Also stated is a resulting performance improvement/time reduction on Time Capsule backups of up to 60 percent.

This Time Capsule has been discontinued on June 21, 2011.

Today Time Capsule 3rd Generation is 14 years old!

Time Capsule
Source: pinterest.com – Time Capsule

Time Capsule 3rd Generation Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedOctober 20, 2009
DiscontinuedJune 21, 2011
Model NumberA1355
Order NumberMC343LL/A (1 TB)
MC344LL/A (2 TB)
Original Price$299 (1 TB)
$499 (2 TB)
Weight3.5 Ibs.
1.587 KG
Dimensions1.4″ D x 7.7″ H x 7.7″ W
3.55 cm D x 19.55 cm H x 19.55 cm W


Wireless Data Range200 – 540 Mbps
CompatibilityWi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Frequency2.4 GHz or 5 GHz simultaneously
Radio Output Power20 dBm (nominal)
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity50 users
MIMO Config3×3:3
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy


Ports4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)
1 – USB
Storage1 TB
2 TB
Power over EthernetNo

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Apple Support – AirPort Time Capsule 802.11n (3rd Generation): Technical Specifications