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General

Manufacturer Apple Buffalo Technology
Model MD032LL/A HD-QL12TU3R5
Lowest Price $299.99 Compare Apple MD032LL/A prices $1,089.99 Compare Buffalo Technology HD-QL12TU3R5 prices
Warranty 1 year limited 3 years limited

Ports

RJ45 Ports 1 x 10/100/1000M 1 x 10/100/1000M
USB Ports 2 x USB2.0 1 x USB3.0
eSATA Ports No No
Other Ports 1 x PCIe HDMI, Composite Video, Optical Audio

Storage

Drive Bays 2 4
Hard Disk Interface 2 x SATA 4 x SATA
Hard Disk Size 2TB 4 x 3TB
Rotational Speed 7200RPM 7200RPM

Features

Automatic backup with Time Machine.

Easy wireless networking.
Connect your DSL or cable modem to Time Capsule, then quickly set it up with the easy-to-use AirPort Utility, which is available as download for both Mac OS X and Windows. In minutes, you and up to 50 others can use your Mac computers or PCs to surf the web, stream video, share photos and more — without wires.

Simultaneous dual-band Wi-Fi.
For maximum range and compatibility, Time Capsule works simultaneously on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, allowing all the devices on the network to use the most efficient band automatically. It uses the latest 802.11n wireless technology, so you can enjoy up to five times the Wi-Fi performance and up to twice the range of 802.11g wireless networks.

Guest networking.
Set up a separate Wi-Fi network with a separate password for your visitors. Simply enable the guest networking feature, and your guests can use the Internet but can\'t access other parts of your private network, such as your computers, printers and attached hard drives.

Wireless drive sharing.
Time Capsule also works great as a wireless hard drive, whether you have a Mac or a PC. It sets up in a snap, giving you a networked hard drive you can use for storing and sharing all kinds of files. If you’re a MobileMe member using a Mac with Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard, you can even access the files on the drive over the Internet.

Print without wires.
Print documents, photos and more from any room in your home or office to a central printer connected to Time Capsule via USB. (See system requirements.)

Strong security and access controls.
Protect yourself with the built-in firewall and industry-standard encryption technologies including WPA/WPA2 and 128-bit WEP.

Works with iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and more.
Time Capsule works with Mac computers, PCs, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, Apple TV and virtually all 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless devices — all at the same time.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0: Provides accelerated ¬file access and interface speeds, up to 5 Gbps

Four Easily Accessible Hard Drives: Includes two hard drives for easy maintenance with the choice of optimal capacity, performance or redundancy

Connect & Go: Preformatted hard drive is ready to use out of the box - no formatting or driver installation required

Works with PC (NTFS and HFS+ support) and Mac: Connect to your computer for additional storage or backup of your music, photo, video and data files

Buff¬alo Tools: Use Buff alo Tools to enhance PC and transfer performance and to back up your important digital assets

TurboPC Utility: Enhance the overall performance of your PC and increase file transfer rates

NovaBACKUP Business Essentials: Includes an easy to use, complete backup solution for your Windows and Windows Server PC - also includes a backup agent for MS SQL and Exchange

Time Machine Compatibility: Works perfectly with Time Machine to back up your Mac computer

Form Factor

Dimensions 9.06" x 6.26" x 4.53" 9.2" x 6.1" x 5.9"
Weight 11.46 lbs. lbs 12.5 lbs. lbs
Form Factor Desktop Desktop

Networking

Data Link Protocol
Network Interface Controller
DLNA Certified No No

Hardware

Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab IEEE 802.3ab
Supported Protocols Transport Protocols : TCP/IP/Appletalk
File Protocols : SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v3, AFP
Networking: TCP/IP DHCP Client, DHCP Server, CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DDNS, NTP Failover, Load Balancing, Multi-IP seting, Gigabit Jumbo Frame

File System: EXT3 (Internal/external HDD), FAT (External HDD), NTFS (External HDD)
Processor Intel Atom single-core processor Intel Atom D510 1.66 GHz
Memory 1GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 128MB flash (DOM)
RAID RAID 0, 1 and JBOD RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LEDs Power(Blue)
System Status : Busy (FW Upgrade)(Orange)
HDD1-7 Activity/Fail(Green/Red)
WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Green)
LAN (Link :
Power / status LEDs LCD display
Power Power Consumption*: 35W (with 2 x 2 TB)
Power Supply (Electrical): External 60W; AC Input 100-240
100-240 VAC 50/60Hz
Temperature 0°C - 40 °C 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C) (O
Humidity 20-80% Humidity (non-condensing) 0% to 95% (Operating)

Software

Operating System Windows 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista
UNIX/Linux
Mac OS 9 / X
Client OS Support: Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), Windows Server 2003 (32-bit), Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-bit), Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Management System Management:
Performance options
Device status
Email alerts and event logs
SNMP
Disk Management:
Multiple RAID, Online RAID Capacity Expansion, Onine RAID Level Migration, Disk usage status management Check disk (Check Linux file system), HDD S.M.A.R.T., Bad blocks scan, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, Built-in iSCSI target service

Access Right Management:
Max user accounts: 4096, Max groups: 512, Max share folders 512

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