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General

Manufacturer Apple Buffalo Technology
Model MD032LL/A TS-X2.0TL/R5
Lowest Price $299.99 Compare Apple MD032LL/A prices $904.99 Compare Buffalo Technology TS-X2.0TL/R5 prices
Warranty 1 year limited 3 years limited

Ports

RJ45 Ports 1 x 10/100/1000M 2 x 10/100/1000M
USB Ports 2 x USB2.0 2 x USB2.0
eSATA Ports No No
Other Ports 1 x PCIe iSCSI (utilizes Gigabit Ethernet)

Storage

Drive Bays 2 4
Hard Disk Interface 2 x SATA 4 x SATA
Hard Disk Size 2TB 2TB
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.
Improved CPU speed enables faster data transfer
Hot spare enables automatic RAID build in case of a hard drive failure
Automatic AES-128 data encryption
Large silent fan cools hard drive efficiently
Advanced ventilation design reduces internal heat
LCD Display shows important TeraStation information and disk status
Built-in FTP server functionality
Support for Time Machine Functionality
Memeo AutoBackup software for PCs and Macs Included

Form Factor

Dimensions 9.06" x 6.26" x 4.53" 16.9" x 16.9" x 1.8"
Weight 11.46 lbs. lbs 20.6 lbs lbs
Form Factor Desktop 4-Bay

Networking

Data Link Protocol
Network Interface Controller
DLNA Certified No No

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
TCP/IP
Processor Intel Atom single-core processor VIA C7 1GHz
Memory 1GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM 256MB
RAID RAID 0, 1 and JBOD RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, JBOD
LEDs Power(Blue)
System Status : Busy (FW Upgrade)(Orange)
HDD1-7 Activity/Fail(Green/Red)
WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Green)
LAN (Link :
Status, LAN, USB, eSATA, HDD
Power Power Consumption*: 35W (with 2 x 2 TB)
Power Supply (Electrical): External 60W; AC Input 100-240
Internal, AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz
Temperature 0°C - 40 °C 41-95°
Humidity 20-80% Humidity (non-condensing) 5-95% R.H

Software

Operating System Windows 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista
UNIX/Linux
Mac OS 9 / X
Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98 SE, Mac OS 10.3.9
Management System Management:
Performance options
Device status
Email alerts and event logs
SNMP
File Sharing Capability
- Max User Accounts: 2,048
- Max Groups: 256
- Max Shared Folder: 256
- Max Concurrent Connections(SAMBA, FTP, AFP): 128

Windows Access Control List (ACL)

Windows ADS Domain Integration
- Domain Users login via Samba/AFP/FTP/File Station

Backup Solutions
- Network Backup
- Local Backup
- Desktop Backup (using Synology Data Replicator 3 or Apple Time Machine backup application)
- Time Backup - Max task number: 2
- USBCopy
- 3rd-Party Backup Support

Security
- FTP over SSL/TLS
- IP Auto-Block
- Firewall
- Encrypted Network Backup over Rsync
- HTTPS Connection

Management
- DSM Upgrade
- Email Notification
- SMS Notification
- Customized User Quota
- DDNS Support
- IPv6 Support
- PPPoE
- Resource Monitor
- UPS Management
- Scheduled Power On/Off
- Custom Management UI HTTP/HTTPS Ports

HDD Management
- HDD Hibernation
- S.M.A.R.T.
- Dynamic Bad Sector Mapping

Utilities
- Synology Assistant
- Synology Download Redirector
- Synology Data Replicator

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