As I wrote about back in January, the stand-out item in the first Macworld of 2008 was, for me, the Time Capsule: a storage appliance combined with a wireless 802.11n router, including with network ports for tethered connections and a USB port for printers, external storage or other devices. Sounds like a pretty cool little kit, so I bought a 1 terabyte model.
Yesterday it arrived and I took it home to install it. Having had many a router in the last 15 years or so, I was expecting problems when setting it up.
I installed the Time Capsule Utility software, plugged in the power, connected to the modem and after three clicks through the connection utility, it worked. No extended calls to my ISP or flipping through manuals, it just worked.
Wireless access is flowing nicely through my home now. What about the backup part?
I opened the Time Machine preferences, activated Time Machine and told it to start backing up immediately. It did.
That’s about it. I’m impressed at how easy it was to set up, and the easy backup it offered to the Macs in my house.
I haven’t had a chance to evaluate performance, especially in the wireless area, but I’ll take a look at that over the next few weeks.