• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not Best!

    Try to change to this new TC as my old router is beginning to deteriorate. See a lot of post here saying the range is excellent but my experience is it is slightly better than my old one but not 'extremely amazing'. Don't know if it is specific in Hong kong that the wall is made of cement, the signal get down to one slot only if it pass through two walls, though it is not far away from the TC.

    Otherwise, the design and setup and automatic backup's function are wonderful.

    And don't known why not using USB 3.0.....

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless installation and connectivity

    The way my apartment is designed, I needed two 'networks' in the home - one for the front and one for the back. The problem was that in order to print I had to go to the back to print. I also had the old Time Capsule in the back and the Time Machine on my laptops would only work when I was in the back of the flat. Unfortunately, the old Time Capsule had only 1TB space, which was insufficient for 2 Macs in the home.
    Decided to buy this new AirPort Time Capsule. Awesome connectivity. The whole home is covered with printing, scanning and backup for the 2 Macs. I now use, the old Time Capsule to save my Photo and Music libraries.
    No regrets - as usual.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect...

    added this unit to expand my wifi network and to use for storage. set up was simple and it performs flawlessly. the new wifi channel's range is unreal! buy it.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the $$$!

    We had a HD failure and immediately regretted not having one of these. The setup was easy and only took 5 minutes. I have not yet seen the speed enhancement that reviews have talked about so thats a bummer.

    My only gripe is that it didn't come with a CAT 5/network cable. For $399, it should come with it even if its only a 3-5ft cable, simply because you need it. It wouldn't take much talent to throw one in the box. From a manufacturer cost perspective cables are dirt cheap.

    The minute your MB Pro, iMac, or any IOS device fails it'll be worth its weight in gold.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Worthful

    ITS amazing i have one . always better to buy a worthy thing no matter how much it cost you.... @khandesh

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, fast, and excellent signal strength.

    I am very impressed of how easy and fast it was to be up and running took all of 3 minutes after clicking for the first time.

    1st the back up is easy and fast, and best of all its automatic.
    2nd its all very seamless, to save to , access, and have in your house.
    3rd its a ton of storage that will take a bit to fill up, but with ethernet and USB expandability you can add plenty more.

    Buy it so worth it, and my wifi signal is nearly goof a block and half away.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow router!

    "Upgraded" to this from an older version of AirPort Extreme.

    Have to re- boot this every couple of days.

    I hard cabled my iMac to my router 'cause the airport is so unreliable. Right now my air book kept crapping out on internet. Did a speed test. On two wifi connected iBooks and my iPad vs. my hard wired iMac.

    49.8 Mbps downloads hard wired to router....3.89 Mbps over the wireless network. And yes, I made sure no other devices were in the wireless network.

    Yeah, it is that bad.

    Going to re hook up my old Extreame.

    $400 paperweight.

    77 of 109 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Vlan tagging support

    My provider for optic fibre internet in Malaysia only uses vlan tagging . Could apple come up with a solution for this incompatibility ? ATC does not have that feature! Btw my providers are Unifi & Maxis, and I hate bridging the ATC to my current router...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    I spent 6 hours trying to get this to work. Connected minimum cables to keep it simple. Power on and get solid amber as per book. Then it goes to flashing amber and stays there, no green light that indicates I can go to setup utility. Modem is working, existing wifi is working. This second time that Apples "simple setup" is not so simple. Will try again later today, then it's back to Apple Shop for a replacement or refund. There are cheaper alternatives for faster wifi but not so pretty.

    61 of 98 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    massive waste of money

    I recently got the 3TB APTC. It was very easy to set up and works well as a router, however its a COMPLETE FAIL as a hard drive which is the the selling point (price) of the device. It constantly looses wireless connection with my early 2013 Macbook Pro, which in turn means I can't back up anything.. Through reading posts, it seems to be a Mavericks problem, but Mavericks has been out for months now and this problem should have been resolved by now!!
    To top it all off, to create a wired connection to my mac I now need to buy a ethernet-thunderbolt connection from apple, because my macbook deosnt have ethernet and the APTC doesn't have Thunderbolt.. really annoyed!!
    Don't buy until apple resoles this issue..

    119 of 162 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    Works well as a router but hopelessly slow as a backup. 6 hours for 2GB. It's a bug but I'm not prepared to wait for a fix. This has to go back. far too expensive just for an Airport Extreme with an unusable hard drive. Meant to give zero stars but that's not an option.

    43 of 78 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not high speed intermittent access - spins down too soon

    the signal strength is improved over the previous model, but the "power save" feature means a 5 second delay every time I go back to the network.
    my morning workflow I grab a file, work on it about 2 mins, then save and grab the next one. the disk spins down in between. aargh !

    20 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad outside, great inside

    Like a few have mentioned here, white is horrible and clashes with everything, even your other black and silver Apple products. So I got (non metallic) paint and fixed it.

    Get it together Apple, you make NOTHING else white except the worst selling color of phones. Make this match!

    Five stars for the software, minus two for the awkward design and color, usually Apple's forte, so a little disappointed.

    8 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Wifi Range

    Purchased new a few months ago as a replacement/upgrade to my old Netgear wifi unit. Also like the combo feature of storage plus wifi.

    I do a lot of work on my back patio so range is very important. My old Netgear unit provided plenty of range (4-5 bars) but this new Airport is much lower, usually around 2 bars and very slow.

    The unit is two rooms away from my patio and there are no obstructions. I probably should have returned the unit but kept in hope that I could somehow improve the range. The unit is about 40 ft from my patio connected to my iMac.

    The storage capability seems to work just fine but is you are looking for a solid wifi product I think I would consider other alternatives.

    28 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My first 3TB Time Capsule

    I walked into the store in search for a decent size capacity hard drive and in the back of my mind was hardwired G drive maybe with 1TB of storage. The associate recommended the time capsule and unlike me I did not ask a trillion questions, nor did I research the item before I made the purchase. Its fantastic to access and save to 3TB, in addition I can access with all my iOS devices over there wireless web. Im still researching how to access the time capsule over cellular, but so far Im coming up empty handed. I give this item a very high rating due to the size, space and honestly folks about everywhere we go we have wireless access. Its like having your own cloud.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Easy to set-up out of the box, bearing in mind you'll need your username and password related to your ISP account to hand. Very straightforward to get Time Machine set-up for multiple accounts and machines, and the back-ups were pretty fast too. It's an expensive buy, but seems worth it for the kit you're getting, a good base station plus spacious hard drive, and piece of mind that everything is being regularly backed-up (and with Power Nap this is made even easier, happening over WiFi whilst the computer's in Sleep mode, if plugged into a power adaptor).

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for replacing unifi router

    Can't use it to replace router provide by Unifi.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, appalling customer service

    I bought one recently and after about 6 months the hard disk
    developed a fault and I had to return it to get it replaced under warranty.
    However Apple is refusing to let the company open the time capsule to
    take out the hard-drive to attempt data recovery. It appears that I can
    either have my data or get a new blank disk under warranty but not both.

    This is appalling behaviour from Apple and makes no sense. Ifixit has a great
    teardown of the product and there are no secrets inside. What are they trying to
    hide?

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good router. Not a good network Disk.

    Very disappointed. The hard drive portion of the product is supposed to be a network disk, but it will not stay mounted. It just drops off and disconnects when it feels like it. So, when the network disk dismounts there is no backup and - for me - no security system. Very serious flaw. Would NOT buy again.

    120 of 164 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that different from prior ones

    We expanded our network with this product. The time capsule feature is prone to repeated malfunction. Apple stores keeps replacing. The time capsules are apples poorest products, such a pity. Hopefully they will revolutionize this product and make it better.

    43 of 51 people found this useful