• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    crem dala crem

    this is how routers and backup should be made !
    so simple to setup !
    don't hesitate just buy it, there's nothing that comes close.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router

    This is the best router I have worked with. The initial backup of my laptop took some time but that was about 495 GB of info. But the daily backups only a few min,

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router purchased.

    I purchased the Time Capsule 2TB about a month ago and I am very happy with it. The signal is great and the wireless works on every device I own with no additional setup (MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, iPad3, Sony Ericcson Xpheria, xBox360 slim.) The harddrive on it is also very reliable and easy to connect to. It took me a second to find it as it shows up in the shared are in Finder instead of as it's own icon on the desktop. So, my one and only complaint. The harddrive is slow. I read a little about this being the case online and it does have some fair points. That being said, this is not such a huge problem for me personally so I am still very happy with it. 4 out of 5 stars, only for the slow harddrive.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speed and Range Increase from Netgear WNDR3700

    Replaced a year old Netgear WNDR3700 and this router is amazing! Speed is very quick compared and range has been extended too. I bought this with an Airport Express to connect a network printer and it automatically connected to it. It also extended the my network without an ethernet cord attached from the Airport Time Capsule and the Express acted as an access point as well as connecting my printer. The Time Capsule portion is also successfully backing up 3 computers as well. I wish I had bought this router earlier! Worth every penny!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 TB Review

    I purchased this product based on the reviews and the good luck I have had will all Apple products. But.....

    Maybe my unit is defective, but the signal strength is much worse than my 10 yr old Linksys, the back up takes hours (even with less than 1 TB of files) with the computer 5 feet from the TC and it will not stay connected to our iphones, Ipads, iMac or Macbooks. I checked the Support page and connection issues with Mtn Lion are well documented, but no solution from Apple. Most people have just hard wired back to the router which defeats the purpose of this purchase.
    I am bummed - this is first sub-par Apple product that I have purchased....
    The search continues...

    137 of 163 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time capsule - power off

    I have a big problem with my time capsule: randomly shuts down. I'm very dissapointed!

    76 of 99 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Replaced older 3 TB time capsule, fantastic device. It was painless to setup and configure as most things are from Apple. Since it has just been setup last night and my imac did a full backup it seems to me to be faster and stable - but only one day old.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite as intuitive as it should be

    Hummm $300 is a lot of money. And the time capsule is not what its all jazzed up to be. I guess if you just want to use is for time machine it is adequate (a $100 external drive should do about the same).

    I was really disappointed by the wifi performance. It fared no better than the piece of rubbish the telco sent me to terminate my dsl connection. Throughput and range are just as mediocre.

    I thought I d be able to share my files and photos with my family (everyone uses macs). After leeching on posts and forums and the such I could not find any straight forward - easy way to do this. Everything is convoluted and counter intuitive.

    I am usually a big fan of Apple hardware, software and products in general. This did not cut the mustard. Apart from the very basic setup steps for wifi and time machine, all the rest is a bear.

    What I want is to have my photo's copied on the time machine and kept in sync while sharing the pictures with the family on the internal wlan easily and seamlessly. This is not possible with this product. (it is actually not possible with any solution provided by Apple afaik).

    This will teach me to do my research before I buy. Still disappointed however.

    I ll encourage you to shop around and do your homework before buying this product, I am sure you can get better features and performance from competing products.

    109 of 133 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connects to all my Apple products and has NAS capability

    The Time Capsule connects to all of my Apple products including a MacBook Air (mid 2013), MacBook Pro (late 2011), iPhone5,iPod, iPad, and Apple TV without any problems.

    The setup was relatively easy with the current Airport Utility in the Finder->Utilties Folder. You only have to enter the Time Capsule name and the WIFI network a name and password. It didn't seem to work at first but when I powered down both my cable modem and Time Capsule they both came up without any problem and I could join my network. The 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz channels are chosen automatically or you can choose them yourself. (A useful tool is WiFi Explorer from the App Store which shows all the nearby network and how you compare to them).

    I'm using the Time Capsule for Time Machine backups on both my MacBook Air and Pro. Expect the initial backup to take an hour or more depending on the amount of data on your internal drive.

    Setting up an external USB drive as NAS worked. 1) format the USB drive, 2) connect it to the Time Capsule was easy. Finding the USB drive was a bit obscure:
    1 - Finder->Network
    2 - Click on the Time Capsule
    3 - Click on the USB name
    4 - the USB NAS appears on the desktop and you can drag and drop to the NAS. I find it a bit more convenient than Air Drop. Caution: do not eject NAS or Time Capsule using Disk Utility. You might have to reboot to get the drive back. Use the Finder->Eject or Applescript->Eject.

    I have read some criticism that the Time Capsule only has a USB 2.0 port but I suspect that the speed is limited by the Network speed not the drive. Also an internal drive instead of an SSD drive adds to the delay. Why waste a USB 3.0 drive when the WIFI speed is so much slower?

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best just got better

    Easily the best update to one of Apple's signature devices for me. Takes barely a minute to set up and have running, helped by the excellent Airport Utility. It is everything you want in a backup device, it really does just work.

    The footprint is smaller than the previous version although of course it's taller. The range of this device is superb, even in my 3,600 sq. ft. house. There are full bars and very quick wifi downloads - even using Time Warner - on all other devices in the house [2 iPhones, 2 iPads, 3 iMacs and a Macbook Pro].

    Excellent device. Highly recommended.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Install and No Customer Service

    Just so that it's clear...I am/was an Apple FAN.
    I own the iPhone, iPad, Mac Pro, and two iMacs at home.
    Purchased this new Airport Time Capsule to replace a failed Time Capsule after 1.5 yrs of service. Other than the premature failure, I was very happy with the Time Capsule.

    On the recommendation of the local Apple GENIUS support, I purchased this new unit only to start a wasted day of frustration. UNIT does NOT start 1, 2, 3, and it was not easy to getting support from the local store or online.

    The result is the Genius at Apple support online ended up telling me to return the unit and consider another product. What?!? Because it wasn't what he though I needed... Well, I am going to return the TC and look at buying something else.

    Make sure anyone considering buying this reads the fine print. Only works with LION or later....and the latest IOS (NOT). Proved them wrong when it would not work on a current iPad.

    Always a first time for everything. So disappointed with this product and with Apple service. Makes me think twice now about considering the new Mac Pro and a new iPhone.

    99 of 131 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just as expected

    I've used my previous time capsule all day every day for the past 5 years; never a blip! Sadly it was a 500 Mb version and it filled. Having just replaced it with the 2 Tb capsule I can report that everything works perfectly, straight from the box. Better, faster communication and four times the storage. It runs cooler, is silent and set up couldn't have been easier.

    56 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule 2 TB

    I've had a need for backing up mu iMac for a long time and today I bought the new Time Capsule 2 TB. I went home being confident that this will be an easy setup like with all other Apple products and guess what.... it was really easy. I don't only have a Wi-Fi backup with great capacity, but also an extended network in my home for Apple TV, my iPad, iPhone and my iMac. I have also created a guest network. How cool is that? I give this product 5 stars because it is so consumer friendly and 100% working.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Impressed... Slow to Backup on Snow Leopard

    I spent the extra $100 to get the latest and now wish I went with the older (and cheaper) tried and true. Setup was ok, although confusing at times particulary when a screen shared auto configuration with blanks for manual settings and no clear header saying those blanks were for manual configuration. The instructions on that screen also read more like they were written for a computer programmer rather than an end user. That all being said, the real disappointment is the slow, slow, slow backup speed So far it's taken 2 hours to backup 75GB. And it seems to take 2-5 minutes to startup. What's with that? The Apple rep told me this was the latest and greatest and it is the future, but honestly it's at least five times slower than what it's replacing. Maybe it will get better after the first backup, I don't know, but right out of the box it's a disappointment for backup. The Wi-Fi seems to work good, but that's not really the main reason why I bought it. Remember, Time Machine backs up every hour and at that slow speed it's going to be running into itself If I add more than 40GB of data.

    17 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get this now!

    For years we suffered with a router that required daily rebooting. The Time Capsule does its job all day, every day. You do nothing.

    We have Comcast service and the measured speed on Apple devices has gone from 7 MB down to a blazing 50 Mbps. Wireless range has improved and setup is a snap.

    Yes, it's a tad pricy, but you get what you pay for. Get one and enjoy it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent 100% reliable, fast, easy to set-up - perfect

    True apple simplicity and reliability. Fastest connection ever. The only thing I would have liked was an audio out option for sharing music to a device but its no biggy.

    Highly recommend this because I had one of the original 320Gb that got, this does not.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Careful with packaging!!

    I read many reviews complaining about the packaging.. I thought they all sounded whiny but I went ahead and expected hazard when opening so I was really really careful ...and it STILL dropped out of the box and crashed on the floor! There is no way to prepare for the unboxing of this poorly-packaged product ..maybe just do it over a bunch of pillows. You've been warned! (again)

    32 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    For a simpler life

    I've finally been persuaded to go wireless for backup of my content. This piece of kit worked straight out of the box. It took 20 hours to back up my iMac straight via ethernet, and then I relocated it to use its connectivity to hook up other remotely located gear (TV, XBox and Apple TV) to the AirPort which is connected via ethernet to my BT Hub 4 using a TP Link powerline adapter. It's really handy to have a second wifi network and means my iPad works consistently in my bedroom, for example. Internal walls really are pesky for wifi due to inconsistent connection, whereas suspended wooden floors aren't. So I am pleased with it. I guess one day server farm capacity will mean you'll be able to back up your back up as well via the cloud at a reasonable data storage rate. In the meantime the chance of both Mac and Capsule hard drive failing at the same time should be statistically very unlikely. So all in all, for once the rule that every piece of technology designed to make life simpler actually introduces new complexity is not true, so the time capsule gets five stars for doing the job it says it'll do.

    259 of 281 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very highly recommended

    My old (version 5) Airport Time Machine has worked well, but the signal did not reach everywhere in our three-story house. I had read that the signal strength might improve with newer devices, so on a whim I decided to buy this new version. The setup could not have been easier, even by Apple standards--I moved the modem cable to the new Airport and plugged it in. Upon opening Airport Utility, the new device was identified and the new device seamlessly replaced the old. So none of my devices, including Apple TV, the kids' video game consoles, and even a Samsung Blu-ray player had to rejoin (the last one is pretty annoyingly cumbersome). Out of curiosity I clicked on my old Airport and the utility asked me if I wanted to use it to extend the network. I placed it elsewhere in the house and it works great.

    Speeds? On SpeedTest I went from (Comcast cable) 18Mb/sec to 36Mb/sec. Pretty incredible for a few minutes of setup.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Packaging!!! *Open with extreme care...*

    I read a review about the packaging being not very well designed but I didn't think about it when I received and opened the box for my new Time Capsule.

    I opened the box carefully whilst standing up above my desk and it required some effort as a result of some air pressure I guess... then when it gave way the Time Capsule falls (more like jumped!) out and hit the desk...

    Took a chip out of my work desk and scuffed the corner.... why on earth they made packaging like this I've no idea... complete FAIL by someone or many people at Apple here.... part of the buzz of buying an Apple product from Apple is the experience of opening the box for the first time.

    Big big let down.... I could call to complain but I doubt anything would come of it and I'm pretty sure they won't accept any liability.... for the chip in my desk now.

    Beside's why would I want to or why should I have to complain to my favourite computer company... a bit gutted....

    My suggestion and what should be Apple's clear recommendation is to open the box upside down with the top firmly on the desk or flat surface... this is pretty much the only way you can avoid it falling out. Only fell 20 cm but that was enough to chip my desk.

    37 of 84 people found this useful