AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

  • 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
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 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

      926 of 977 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

      681 of 753 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

      588 of 635 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Easy to setup, works well

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great must own!

      I have the time capsule and its great. I got the 3TB because you can't have enough storage. Step up was easy as you would expect from apple and it is compatible I have the time capsule and its great. I got the 3TB because you can't have enough storage. Step up was easy as you would expect from apple and it is compatible with verizon fios.l

      • Written by Ahmed K from Aberdeen

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great must own!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Keeps getting worse

      Half the distance of my old router and I have never been able to read files on any USB drive I attached not to mention that the USB port is USB 2.0 in 2016 so A Half the distance of my old router and I have never been able to read files on any USB drive I attached not to mention that the USB port is USB 2.0 in 2016 so Apple could make an extra nickel on us. As of Yosemite, OS X/Max OS doesn't even see the drive.

      • Written by Guy R from Brooklyn

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Keeps getting worse

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      OK but flawed product

      I purchased the 3TB Time Capsule in July 2015. Worked fine the first few months. Three times in the past year, I get a message "Time Machine completed a verific I purchased the 3TB Time Capsule in July 2015. Worked fine the first few months. Three times in the past year, I get a message "Time Machine completed a verification of your backups. To improve reliability Time Machine must create a new backup for you". This has happened twice this week alone. A full backup can take 8-10 hours, so this is not optimal. All previous backups are lost. Fortunately I generate a second backup on a different (non-Apple) external drive, but if this product worked as expected, I wouldn't need to.

      • Written by Andrew G from San Francisco

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?OK but flawed product

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