Time Capsule

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
Source: pinterest.com – Time Capsule

Time Capsule Release Date and Original Price

IntroducedJanuary 15, 2008
ReleasedFebruary 29, 2008
DiscontinuedMarch 3, 2009
Model NumberA1254
Order NumberMB276LL/A (500 GB)
MB277LL/A (1 TB)
Original Price$299 (500 GB)
$499 (1 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 and draft 802.11n)
Frequency2.4 GHz or 5 GHz
Radio Output Power20 dBm (nominal)
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity50 users
MIMO Config3×3:2
Supported ProtocolsNAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy


Ports4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)
1 – USB
Storage500 GB
1 TB
Power over EthernetNo

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Apple Support – AirPort Time Capsule 802.11n (1st Generation): Technical Specifications