PowerPager Chuck Freedman has posted a complete unboxing and first impressions of the long-awaited Time-Capsule 1TB model. Although it's a spitting image of the venerable (albeit crippled) Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) Freedman notes "the unit is about two inches larger square than its Airport Extreme base station cousin."
Update: According to Hitachi the Deskstar 7K1000 series HDD features a seek time of 8.5 ms (read), 9.2 ms (write), 4.17 ms latency. The error rate (non-recoverable) is 1 per 1.0 E15 bits transferred, Load/unload cycles (at 40°C) is 50,000. Full specs are in the PDF datasheet.
Macworld's Glenn Fleishman posted a hands-on report on TC and confirms that "you can also perform Time Machine backups to drives attached to the Time Capsule via USB."
Dear Apple: when can we expect ane AEBS firmware update enabling Time Machine backups to Airport Disk? After TC sales plateau?
What have you noticed about Time Capsule now that it's shipping?