Does the earlier Time Capsule 500 GB have dual band?

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  • No. I have both this one and the 2 TB one, and only the 2 TB has the dual band.

    I do NOT recommend the 500 GB one, since it created weird "partial" backups for both my Mac Pro and Mac Book Pro that, for some completely bizarre reason that Apple tech support was unable to explain, should have totalled about 300 GB but totaled 470 GB (?).....so unless I wanted to ERASE the backups on there to try and start over from scratch -- which given the erratic performance scared me too much. So I bought the 2 TB one, which seems to be working ok, though I am completely scared of this 18 month lifespan I keep reading about! Yikes.