Why isn't there a Thunderbolt port on the new Time Capsule?

It would seem the fastest way to transfer data from a Time Machine backup to a Mac would be with a Thunderbolt cable. It seems counter intuitive to move large amounts of data from a 3TB back by USB 2 when Thunderbolt technology is clearly superior

  • Asked by fn from Las Vegas
AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

AirPort Time Capsule (2013)

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  • Best Answer:

    The USB will not transfer data from the internal hard drive. but the fastest way would be to get a thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet adapter and connect it into one of the 3 LAN ethernet ports to move information from the Time Capsule to the Computer or visa versa

    • Answered by Tyler S from Boise