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Time Capsule Arrives, Early Notes

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The first Time Capsules have started arriving, and some Apple Stores already have the new wireless backup solution in stock.

First impressions from Gizmodo and Engadget provide the following observations:

- New AirPort Utility software with easy to use step-by-step
- USB Drives connected to Time Capsule are available for backup
- Initial backup takes a while.
- An Apple Tech note recommends not interrupting your first backup. and notes that you can use an Ethernet connection for your initial backup.
- Can't transfer an existing Time Machine backup to Time Capsule.
- "so far it works as billed, clean and easy."

Apple has posted (PDF) the Time Capsule setup guide which provides detailed instructions on the the product's usage.

Time Capsule is a wireless backup accessory for the Mac that allows you to backup your computer's data. It was announced by Apple at Macworld San Francisco 2008 and is available in 500GB ($299) and 1TB ($499) models.