Time Capsule 4th Generation Explained

Source: apple.com – Time Capsule

The Apple Time Capsule 4th Generation is a wireless network-attached storage device designed, manufactured, and sold by Apple from 2011 to 2013 as part of the AirPort Time Capsule series. The Capsule was introduced on June 21, 2011, and its price started at $299.

The new Time Capsule features a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), 2 or 3 TB of hard drive, Data rate up to 540 Mbps, compatibility with 802.11a/b/g/n protocols, guest networking, three LAN ports, possibility to connect up to 50 devices. It is marketed as a backup device designed to work with the Time Machine backup utility, introduced in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.

The device includes a full AirPort Extreme (with 802.11n wireless, an Ethernet WAN port, and three Ethernet LAN ports) and Dual-band operation on 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz simultaneously.

This Time Capsule has been discontinued on June 10, 2013. Today Time Capsule 4th Generation is 12 years old!

Time Capsule 4th Generation Details

Introduced June 21, 2011 – 12 years ago
Discontinued June 10, 2013 – 10 years ago
Time on the Market 23 months (1 year)
Model Number A1409
Order Number MD032LL/A (2 TB)
MD033LL/A (3 TB)
Original Price $299 (2 TB)
$499 (3 TB)
Weight 3.5 Ibs.
1.587 KG
Dimensions 1.4″ D x 7.7″ H x 7.7″ W
3.55 cm D x 19.55 cm H x 19.55 cm W

Wireless Specs

Wireless Data Range 200 – 540 Mbps
Compatibility Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Frequency 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz simultaneously
Radio Output Power 20 dBm (nominal)
Security WPA
WEP (40-bit or 128-bit encryption)
Capacity 50 users
MIMO Config 3×3:3
Supported Protocols NAT
VPN Passthrough (IPSec, PPTP, and L2TP)
DNS Proxy


Ports 4 – Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T)
1 – USB
Storage 2 TB
3 TB
AirPlay No
Power over Ethernet No

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