• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Warning - Do Not Buy - Hard Disk Fails !!! (READ THIS)

    READ THIS BEFORE PURCHASING.... Have been using TCs since they were first introduced. First unit: Hard disk failed. (after 2 years) Second unit: Hard disk failed. (after 1-2 yrs) Third unit: hard disk failed. (after 1-2 yrs) Apples worst product. (read the reviews!)

    But I want to believe that their latest TC is better. Today I was at Apple Store ready to purchase 2 brand new TC's. (one for my office, one for home) While at the store I started reading the reviews, and see that NOTHING HAS CHANGED...

    HARD DISK FAILS ON CURRENT MODEL, AS HAS BEEN THE CASE ON MY 3 PREVIOUS TC's.

    So now I'm on my way to Walmart to purchase hard disk drives (one drive for each iMac) which can be plugged directly into USB port of my iMacs. Fyi at $100 per drive, buying 4 hard drives is same price as buying a 4gb TC. Fyi Time Machine (software that comes with Macs) works with external drives.

    APPLE SHAME ON YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SELL AN INFERIOR PRODUCT !!!

    39 of 48 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to take it back - useless

    So I had the last version, but I don't think these problems have been fixed.
    It backs up every hour - you cannot tell it to just back up at night. Every hour, it slows your internet to a crawl for every internet machine in the house. Horrifying. And you cannot tell it to just back up once a day or once a week. I went to the genius bar in person to check on this. Horrible. So your internet keeps going slow every hour. It cannot back up without slowing the connection. It is a useless machine. I returned it - got an Airport Extreme (good) and got a backup hard drive elsewhere.

    Do not buy this!

    46 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply fantastic!

    I have owned MANY WiFi routers over the years and this Airport Time Capsule is by far the best. I’ve seen complaints that it is too expensive, however if you were to purchase another high end WiFi router and a 2TB external drive it would cost you well over $300. Super easy to configure yet has the key configuration options you need such as port forwarding and WPS setup for printers. It was easy to extend my network to a second Airport Extreme with the Airport Utility, just a few clicks and I have excellent coverage in all parts of a large one story home.

    36 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use As Intended

    I purchased my first Time Capsule in 2011 and just replaced it with the current model. Yes the old one still works and has been backing up three macs hourly since it was new. It has never been turned off. It's currently a back up for the current Time Capsule. This is what I know. Do not put the Time Capsule in an enclosure, make sure you have good air flow around it, set up the time capsule as Apple instructs don't think you know better and use the equipment as intended. This is a durable product don't be afraid of the reviews by those who mean well, but may be legends in their own minds

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wifi is great, time capsule is flaky

    I bought the time capsule for the convenience of wireless backups, but instead ended up with a very cumbersome device.

    Backups frequently stall and end up incomplete, going unnoticed for days. The only solution I've found is to reboot my Macbook Air, which isn't really a solution at all, and is only effective for a day or two.

    Save your money and get an Airport express and stick to a USB backup. A very poor experience.

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work

    I received the 2TB Airport Time capsule for a Christmas gift. Setup was very easy, but it would not read an external hard drive. I tried three different hard drives, the unit would not detect them. When I left the range of the wifi with my iPhone or iPad, I could not reconnect without restarting the Airport. I was very disappointed with the unit. I had it for four days and had to restart it over ten times.

    49 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No USB 3.0

    Given the current state of technology and the price of this device, to not include a USB 3.0 port is absurd.

    43 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time capsule = JUNK

    I have been a mac/apple fan boy since the late 90's and have had nothing but good things to say; repeated referrals; and constant upgrades. My time capsule is the biggest waste of money ever spent on technology; and to make it even worse no support from apple. Investing several hundred dollars on something that quits far before my cheap external hard drive is an embarrassment.

    61 of 94 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Defective

    I really wanted the device to work, but that was not the case. I could not set up the device through the Airport Utility, it continued to say that there was an unexpected error. I was able to connect with my iPhone and set it up, but only the WiFi worked. Sent hours trying to figure it out. Worst Apple product experience I've had, and I've had a lot of Apple products. It was returned today.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ready to give up on time capsule!

    I am not really enjoying my time capsule! The 1st one that I purchased the Wi-Fi was faster than the cable modem that came with my service but as soon as I tried to back up one of my Mac it stop at 15% and said hard disk is damage and needs repair. I took that one back the next day to my local Apple store where they swapped it out when I told the associate what had happen she stated to back up my Mac’s for the first time via Ethernet. Once I set up the new time capsule it had a hard time staying connected with my internet and I got the say error again (hard disk needs repair) even with me trying the Ethernet back up.
    So back to the Apple store I go!!!!

    36 of 45 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it!

    I bought mine 9 months ago and now it has so much problem that I don't know what to do anymore. The wi-fi works fine, but the back up just give headache.

    43 of 60 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointed since I am a huge Apple fan

    I was very excited and to make this purchase. I thought that this would be another perfect purchase to add to my Apple world here at home.
    I brought it home, hooked it up, set it all up, and I was excited to see how quick and easy that process was. I would say I was up and running within 20 minutes.
    I went into my family room and turned on the TV. Turned on my Apple TV and rented a movie. Too my surprise I saw major streaming issues. I thought maybe I had forgotten a step in the process, so I set it up one more time. Returned to the TV and again the streaming was less than par. I thought maybe my service provider was having an issue, but when I re-set up my old router (NetGear R6300) once again. Went to the TV room and started to watch the movie, it was perfect. I then concluded that Apple is good with the devices, but maybe needs work in the networking arena. I now have the most expensive paper weight I have ever purchased.

    Apple do yourself a favor, do not develop the Microsoft mentality, rush it to market and fix it later. There is a reason I switched from that world to yours.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool, when it works

    Bought this device shortly after release. When it works, it's cool. But, most of the time I am dealing with connection drops and devices no longer seeing the Time Capsule. Sometimes I will lose internet connectivity, despite being still connected to the wireless. Only fix is to turn wireless on/off. Other times, I will lose my connection to the wireless network entirely. Very close to returning this unless a fix comes out in the very near future.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Be careful when you open the box

    The unit is sitting on a very shallow base. When I slide the top off, it fell off from the base because there is nothing to hold it. Testing the HDD now.

    This has to be the worst designed packaging from apple.

    Other than that, it works fine.

    47 of 68 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule Crash

    I've had my Time Capsule for a little over three years now, and although it was relatively easy to set up and performed well for a while, it just crashed without warning. It has not been overworked as it just sat in the same location in my house for the entire time I've had it, but it has completely crashed. The amber light now shows constantly and it cannot be rebooted (soft or hard). I went on the forums and see that others have had the same problem and indicated that the hard drive on it is fried. So any of the data that I had backed up on the machine is also now lost forever. Given how ridiculously expensive the extended warranties are from apple (might as well just buy two units), I didn't opt for one at purchase. I would have expected better from an Apple product.

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not made for saving Adobe CS files... (?)

    I Bought the airport TC 2TB to use as an external hard drive and a router... The Router part of it works just fine! The External Hard Drive part of it is not as great if you work on Adobe Creative Suite. Can't save Photoshop or Illustrator files without crashing... an unknown problem that feeds threads on the forums. If you use as Back up with Time Machine... then buy it, if you plan on working on it, saving files, especially if you do Graphic Design, it just doesn't do it! - I tried calling Apple, checking with Adobe... no one seems to have the solution. The 2 stars is for the Router part. I returned the item since it was no use for me.

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Terrible packaging. Beware!

    BEWARE! When unboxing this unit there is a very high chance of dropping it.

    The top outer box does not slide off easily so two hands will be required to pull the box apart. Unfortunately there is no supporting packaging around the capsule so with one hand holding the top box and one holding the bottom box the unit just falls out to the floor.

    For all the stunning packaging Apple has for other products its amazing they let this one through.

    Once running (hopefully not damaged) this product is a dream to set up and its range is fantastic. Very quiet and a great small footprint. Highly recommend just be careful opening.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slows internet speed

    I love apple products so much but i am very shocked on this one. The airport time capsule is very good with backups but the problem is it slows down the internet connection so badly. My internet is usually fast but with airport time capsule its so slow and also sometimes it disconnects from the devices that connects to it. Now all i do is whenever i need backup i switch it on then back up my computer or else its off and i use my normal internet to get the best speed ;'( .

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule disappointing

    I purchased a new Airport Time Capsule, and it was relatively easy to set up. It completed a first backup on one computer. So far so good. The next day, I tried to set up a second computer for backup, but the backup disk could not be accessed. Got the message "internal drive needs repair". Having the backup disk crash after just one day of use is unsettling. I now have very little faith in this product as a backup option.

    34 of 44 people found this useful