The Apple Time Capsule (1st Generation) is a wireless network-attached storage device that was designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2007 to 2009 as part of the AirPort Time Capsule series. The AirPort Time Capsule has been introduced on January 15, 2008, and its price started at $299.
The all-new Time Capsule features a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), 500 GB or 1 TB of hard drive, Data rate up to 540 Mbps, compatibility with 802.11a/b/g and Draft-N protocols, 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).
This Time Capsule has been discontinued on March 3, 2009.
Today Time Capsule is 15 years old!
Time Capsule Release Date and Original Price
|Introduced||January 15, 2008|
|Released||February 29, 2008|
|Discontinued||March 3, 2009|
|Order Number||MB276LL/A (500 GB)|
MB277LL/A (1 TB)
|Original Price||$299 (500 GB)|
$499 (1 TB)
|Dimensions||1.4″ 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 Range||200 – 540 Mbps|
|Compatibility||Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g and draft 802.11n)|
|Frequency||2.4 GHz or 5 GHz|
|Radio Output Power||20 dBm (nominal)|
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
|Ports||4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)|
1 – USB
|Power over Ethernet||No|
Apple Support – AirPort Time Capsule 802.11n (1st Generation): Technical Specifications