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General

Manufacturer Apple Buffalo Technology
Model MD032LL/A LS-WSX500L/R1
Lowest Price $299.99 Compare Apple MD032LL/A prices $194.99 Compare Buffalo Technology LS-WSX500L/R1 prices
Warranty 1 year limited 1 year limited

Ports

RJ45 Ports 1 x 10/100/1000M 1 x 10/100/1000M
USB Ports 2 x USB2.0 1 x USB2.0
eSATA Ports No No
Other Ports 1 x PCIe 1 x PCIe

Storage

Drive Bays 2 2
Hard Disk Interface 2 x SATA 2 x SATA
Hard Disk Size 2TB 500GB (2x250GB)
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.
Compact Form Factor: Paired with two 2.5" hard drives, the LinkStation Mini is the smallest NAS on the market and fits in the palm of your hand

RAID 0 and RAID 1 Support: Get maximum reliability with automatic data mirroring in RAID 1 or maximum storage with two striped hard drives in RAID 0

Near Silent Operation: Fanless design ensures reliable, silent operation in noise-sensitive settings

Eco-Friendly Power Management: Power Savings mode automatically powers the LinkStation Mini on and off with your PC (requires installation of NAS Navigator)

DLNA CERTIFIED and iTunes Servers: Stream content directly to any DLNA compatible media player or use LinkStation Mini as content source from within your iTunes application

BitTorrent Client: Download digital content over the Internet directly to your LinkStation Mini

WebAccess: Share your photos, music, videos or data files with family, friends and colleagues over the Internet with a standard browser or Apple iPhone

Active Directory Support: Join to an existing Active Directory Domain for Windows user authentication and folder level permissions

USB Port: Attach a printer to the network, add a USB hard drive for additional storage or backup, or connect to a UPS for shutdown management

Memeo AutoBackup: Includes Memeo backup software for automatic backup from your PCs and Macs (LifeAgent)

Time Machine Support: Use the LinkStation Mini with Time Machine backup

No Annual or Monthly Fees to use any features or services, including Web Access with iPhone support, or to add multiple users and groups

Free 24/7 Tech Support: US-based tech support for life of the product

Form Factor

Dimensions 9.06" x 6.26" x 4.53" 5.3" x 3.2" x 1.6"
Weight 11.46 lbs. lbs 1.1 lbs. lbs
Form Factor Desktop Desktop

Networking

Data Link Protocol Ethernet
Network Interface Controller
DLNA Certified No Yes

Hardware

Standards IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Supported Protocols Transport Protocols : TCP/IP/Appletalk
File Protocols : SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v3, AFP
Networking: TCP/IP, AFP
File Sharing: SMB/CIFS, FTP/SFTP, DLNA
Directory Integration: LDAP, Active Directory
Management: HTTP/HTTPS
Time Synchronization: NTP
Processor Intel Atom single-core processor Marvell 6281 @ 1.0 GHz
Memory 1GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM 256MB
RAID RAID 0, 1 and JBOD 0, 1, Normal
LEDs Power(Blue)
System Status : Busy (FW Upgrade)(Orange)
HDD1-7 Activity/Fail(Green/Red)
WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Green)
LAN (Link :
HDD Power, Activity (Yellow) / Fail (Red)
LAN_WAN Activity (Green) /
USB_COPY_Busy (Blue)
USB_COPY_ Fail (Red)
Power Power Consumption*: 35W (with 2 x 2 TB)
Power Supply (Electrical): External 60W; AC Input 100-240
Power Consumption: 15W Max.
Power Supply: External, AC 120-240V 50/60 Hz
Temperature 0°C - 40 °C 41-95°
Humidity 20-80% Humidity (non-condensing) 0-80% RH non-condensing

Software

Operating System Windows 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista
UNIX/Linux
Mac OS 9 / X
Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003/2008, Mac OS X 10.4 or later
Management System Management:
Performance options
Device status
Email alerts and event logs
SNMP
HTTP/HTTPS

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