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General

Manufacturer Apple Buffalo Technology
Model MD032LL/A TS-XE8.0TL/R5
Lowest Price $299.99 Compare Apple MD032LL/A prices $599.00 Compare Buffalo Technology TS-XE8.0TL/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 1 VGA (recovery only)

Storage

Drive Bays 2 4
Hard Disk Interface 2 x SATA 4 x SATA
Hard Disk Size 2TB 8TB
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.
Simple Install and Management
- Front-loading hot swap hard drives with lockable front panel for easy access
- Active Directory integration
- Soft quota support prevents users/groups from consuming too much disk space
- Replication between multiple TeraStations provides reliable disaster recovery
- Scheduled shut down eliminates unnecessary access and reduces energy costs
- Easy setup wizard and management through intuitive web interface

RAID Support
- Five operating RAID modes: RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, Normal
- Advanced RAID system continually checks hard drive and RAID performance

High Performance
- High-speed CPU provides faster performance
- Heavy-duty power supply ensures reliable operation
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame support
- Two Ethernet ports for port trunking and load balancing
- Hot Spare enables automatic RAID build in case of a hard drive failure for business continuity
- Optional 128-bit AES HDD encryption
- Large, silent fan cools hard drive efficiently
- Advanced ventilation design reduces internal heat
- LCD shows important TeraStation information and disk status
- Built-in FTP and SFTP server functionality
- Support for Time Machine Backup
- Memeo AutoBackup software for PCs and Macs included
- Two USB 2.0 ports for external drive connectivity, UPS, USB printer

Form Factor

Dimensions 9.06" x 6.26" x 4.53" 6.7" x 8.5" x 9.1"
Weight 11.46 lbs. lbs 13.8 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
File Sharing: CIFS/SMB, AFP, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP/SFTP/FTPS, NFS
Directory Integration: LDAP, Active Directory
Management: HTTP/HTTPS
Time Synchronization: NTP
Processor Intel Atom single-core processor Intel Atom D510 1.66GHz (Dual Core)
Memory 1GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM RAM: 1GB DDR II
Flash: 512MB
RAID RAID 0, 1 and JBOD RAID 0, 1, 5 , 10 and 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, AC110V 50/60 Hz
Temperature 0°C - 40 °C 5°C - 35 °C
Humidity 20-80% Humidity (non-condensing) 20-80% Humidity (non-condensing)

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 XP MCE 2005/2004, Windows Server 2008/2003, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
Management System Management:
Performance options
Device status
Email alerts and event logs
SNMP
HTTP/HTTPS

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