AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

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  • Overview

    Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support. Choose from 2TB and 3TB models.

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    Automatic wireless backup.

    AirPort Time Capsule includes a 2TB or 3TB hard drive that works with Time Machine in OS X to create the perfect no-hassle backup solution.1 There are no cables, and you can back up all the Mac computers in your home to a central location — automatically, wirelessly, and in the background.

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    Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

    With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Time Capsule gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal.2 And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

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    Designed with performance in mind.

    With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Time Capsule now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

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    Easy setup for iOS and OS X.

    Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Time Capsule and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

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    Share your hard drive or printer.

    AirPort Time Capsule can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.

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    Compatibility and security.

    Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Time Capsule. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications. And since AirPort Time Capsule features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.

    What’s in the Box

    AirPort Time Capsule

    Printed documentation

    Power cord

    Tech Specs

      Size and Weight

    • Height: 6.6 inches (168 mm)
    • Width: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Depth: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Weight: 3.26 pounds (1.48 kg)3

    Wireless

    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac2

    Beamforming antenna array

    Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    Number of Users

    50

    System Requirements

    Setup and Administration

    Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3

    iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3

    Backup Using Time Machine

    Mac with OS X v10.5.7 or later

    Wireless Device Access

    Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

    Shared Printing with a USB Printer

    Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

    Shared USB Hard Drive

    Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

  • 3.0 Average
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant, couldn't be happier so far

      Did i NEED it? Not sure, had a airport extreme and express (to extend range) in home and decided to replace both with this 3TB 2013 Time Capsule and have an eas Did i NEED it? Not sure, had a airport extreme and express (to extend range) in home and decided to replace both with this 3TB 2013 Time Capsule and have an easy backup drive built in, so far excellent. Range seems to be way better, set up was a breeze, just left everything at default settings (didn't mess with channels, or 5gz) and so far getting my paid for speeds throughout the house on speedtest on iPhone 5's, macbook pro retina, air, iPads etc. The time machine backup is also amazingly a breeze, backing up 3 different machines, don't have to partition the drive based on which machine, you just tell it to backup to the time capsule and it figures it out for you. Love it. One small minor wish, Apple make a BLACK one please, it would blend in with people's components better like the apple tv, but whatever.

      • Written by Nick J from ENCINO

      847 of 897 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Brilliant, couldn't be happier so far

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Redesign Rocks

      Love it, love it, love it! So much faster and the range is insane. I can get a signal a block away! And all the extra storage, Thanks Apple....keep up the Love it, love it, love it! So much faster and the range is insane. I can get a signal a block away! And all the extra storage, Thanks Apple....keep up the great work. More more more...

      • Written by Donald-G: W from Yorba Linda

      638 of 704 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Redesign Rocks

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Easy to setup, works well

      I found this extremely easy to setup and it is working well. I am really happy with the Bonjour printing support. On my Mac it worked without any changes. On I found this extremely easy to setup and it is working well. I am really happy with the Bonjour printing support. On my Mac it worked without any changes. On my Windows 7 box, I downloaded the Bonjour driver and then it worked. The time machine backup is going to take 18 hours for starters but after that I'm looking forward to having constant backups on the mac. This unit is larger than I expected, about the size of a brick. It is quite heavy, probably from the hard drive within. Overall, I'm happy with this purchase.

      • Written by Justin Y from Cypress

      550 of 595 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Easy to setup, works well

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      An overpriced gadget that works...

      I've been using this TC for almost 2 years now, it is installed in the basement and the signal is something close to strong even in the second floor. Is this d I've been using this TC for almost 2 years now, it is installed in the basement and the signal is something close to strong even in the second floor. Is this device easy to install? It is. plug and just works in a few seconds. Speed? well if you have the newest mac that take advantage of the wireless "ac" you will notice a considerable bump on the speed. Is this device reliable?. While I had some issues of random disconnection once in a while, nothing that "restart base station" from Airport utility on OS X doesn't fix. In terms of hard drive, where the very high price lies on, it is a Seagate, if you trust on this brand go ahead. After a few unfortunate accidents where my data was compromised I take no chances and I keep a WD duo 4TB to backup this backup. Call me exaggerated, but losing years of pictures ain't funny!. I've recently bought an apple TV and the feature of airplay really sucked. I've got an old airport extreme from eBay that extended my network, but even that the signal wasn't strong enough. Sad. I've returned the apple TV. Would I buy this again? probably no... some used airport extreme and a more reliable hard drive bought separately would be cheaper and better.

      • Written by JAIME S from SAINT HUBERT

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?An overpriced gadget that works...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely awful!!!!

      We recently upgraded from the older 2tb version to the new 3tb. I cannot stress just how much of a mistake this was and a waste of £350. It is far slower than t We recently upgraded from the older 2tb version to the new 3tb. I cannot stress just how much of a mistake this was and a waste of £350. It is far slower than the older 2tb, mostly in respect to opening folders up (it can take 10-15 mins every time), which is a massive issue when I have my main product image library stored on there, which my team use to build various product catalogues, all linking in wirelessly (About 30,000 images). The older 2tb worked like a dream for this purpose, but we ran out of space and needed the extra terrabyte, so the new 3tb seemed like the obvious choice. My job now takes literally 10 times longer to do. Thanks Apple, thanks alot! I'll be honest, this is yet another poor effort from Apple and showing clearly that they do not care about the products or end user anymore. Don't even get me started on the poor spotlight and regular file search!

      • Written by Tony D from Leeds

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Absolutely awful!!!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Transferring files like it is 1999

      Replaced my older model Airport Time Capsule with this one. Setup / replacement took all of 10 minutes. Then I tested the internet speeds and file transfer spee Replaced my older model Airport Time Capsule with this one. Setup / replacement took all of 10 minutes. Then I tested the internet speeds and file transfer speeds. I was consistently getting about half the download speeds of the older model and file transfer to the 3TB disk over Wifi were about 1/8 the speed. Taking it back to the Apple Store today.

      • Written by Nicholas P from Chicago

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Transferring files like it is 1999

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