• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    okay but not great

    it was great while it lasted but it died a violent death. Worked perfectly for 4 years then started overheating and making awful noises. Tech support told me the life span was usually 4 to 7 years. Funny they never mention that when you buy it.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as it should

    I have new to my 3TB two 1TB Time Capsules, this 3 TB Capsule is nice, the backup of devices, the web connection and all it should do, works with no big problems.
    Since I use them behind my router i have a secure WIFI/WLAN proving and a nice quite and secret backup of all my apple devices.
    Thats is really a great solution. One just has to stay inside the apple family, no hybrid solutions and no mix.
    Since I kicked all D-Link and other wanna be Routers out, my WiFI Home network stays stable and reachable for ALL mobile, and all TV Streaming and ALL Music streaming in all 4 BR!
    (Although I leave a FRITZ BOX from Germany at the etisalat LAN direct access. Best Firewall and protection.) So all trouble in the net is either from etisalat hick-ups or because one TimeCapsule needs a Firmware update. But then the Apple WiFi Airport Utility flares up and shows the trouble maker...

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reboot and overheating errors.

    Had the unit a few months and it started dropping connections with the internet and local machines. DIscovered the indicator on the front was Yellow all of the time.

    Used the Airport app on my Mac to find out it was overheating all of the time and forcing near constant reboots. This unit was not running in a hot or closed location.

    I called for support and the rep asked what I did to break the unit because no one ever has problems with it. He then told me that my problem was customer created and I did 't qualify for support!!!

    Between this and my $300 beats wireless headphones breaking maybe buying 'Apple' products isn't such a good idea anymore...

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost excellent

    This is the third time capsule in 6 years. My second 3tb unit. Is almost excellent. Setup is so easy. The only complaints from me is the USB 2.0 speed and the non Apple support to access the time capsule from iOS devices.
    Wifi speed is very fast and you can add visitors network too.
    5ghz also works fine with a long coverage too.
    I always used all the time capsule products with belkin power outlet to ensure damage free from electricity network.
    You can buy this with confidence, and I hope the discontinued rumors will be just rumors.
    I add 4 stars for missing options I mention above.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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 with verizon fios.l

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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 Apple could make an extra nickel on us.

    As of Yosemite, OS X/Max OS doesn't even see the drive.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    drops connection all the time

    it does not work anymore. cannot access the disk. It works just as router. I did try to reset but it works for about 5 minutes and the problem comes back!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely difficult to configure

    I am so disappointed. Having been a very big fan of apple products I have recently opted to use the airport timecapsule to both act as my time machine back up and router. Basically non of my non-apple wireless products will connect to the internet, ( Bose Soundtouch and 4 TVs -Smasung and Sony) . I believe there is one 'big IP conflict' going on, but i just don't have the technical skill to solve the problems, so its been an extremely expensive mistake to drop my simple, but very effective Tricolor router, for the Apple product. If anyone is considering this produce and isn't fully technically competent int he filed of IP address processes etc then don't!!

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    love love love mine

    this is amazing, i really want to get one more as i always like to have at least 2 backups.

    its super simple to use and set up, but the mine thing is that it JUST WORKS like all of apples products do.

    wifi is super quick too

    but one you'll love it

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Started strong and degraded quickly

    I've had this less than two years and now, I'm fortunate to have a span of more than a few days where my wireless connectivity doesn't completely tank to little to nothing. Fortunately, I got a good deal on this so I'm not quite as jaded as others may be, though still annoyed that I'm already looking at other options after such a short period.

    I'm an Android user personally so it has also been incredibly frustrating that, even for a product that is supposed to be used by any and all, WiFi enabled devices, I have to borrow my girlfriends Macbook/iPhone to make any adjustments or do any troubleshooting. This is Apple though so that issue wasn't the least bit surprising.

    The bottom line is, a good router should be just that, a router. As is the case in many other products, when you start to bundle things together, the result is often a subpar product that can't excel at any of its features.

    Do yourself a favor and buy a router that excels at just being a router. I'm looking at the Asus 3200 myself though there are plenty of other options out there.

    17 of 25 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Totally disappointed

    I've gone through 2 time capsules in 2 years. They die right after the warranty runs out.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    drive is failing

    noise is getting louder and louder every week;..its going to fail any time now !!!

    29 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It broke my heart

    Was great for just under two years when fan and power began to fail...can't reapir...it's broken.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    easy to handle , but limited ....

    I use my TC 3TB in the Bridge mode and as back up drive. The main Router has a better setup and more functions( FritzBox 7490 ).
    The Wlan is fast - but normal for AC Mode. I also use an external 3TB Lan HD as backup for the TC. This setup is very fast and reliable, the TC has a good throughput rate even with several clients.

    I miss the personnel Cloud function on the TC - I would love to have my "iCloud" at home.

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and lousy :(

    This will be short. Mine lasted a year, failed for no conceivable reason. I won't buy it again...why would I?!

    It's a POS, save your money, buy something for 1/10th the price.

    33 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    Expensive and VERY SLOW. WiFi is slow, very slow and the transfer of data through a network cable is extremely slow. 11 hours to backup 770GB data from Macbook Pro. Really feel ripped off by this.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fails in 3 years: hard drive and now router function

    A couple months ago the hard drive failed and only 3 years after purchase, and now lately the router itself fails. Perhaps routing fails because running without a working hard drive, but unlikely. The strict limitations of managing this devices, limited capabilities, and lack of updates, make me never want to see one of these again. There hasn't been an update since I bought this one, so not sure why Apple doesn't update this device regularly - at least let me buy a new one with better features and a better hard drive. If you expect superior products from Apple, which is reasonable, this is not one of them.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good wireless access point however ....

    I bought it couple years ago (actually two of them) and it used to work great, no problems whatsoever however after last firmware update it disconnects all my wireless devices 2-3 times a week! All you can do then is restart the time capsule. Please fix it Apple as its not reliable anymore.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I have learned to trust Time Capsule backups

    After years spending too much time and effort ensuring I had a bulletproof backup I went with what had proven to be the most reliable and easy methods I had discovered. I now run two tower Time Capsules permanently attached to my work station(one connected by CAT 6,the other wifi connected in a separate room). I rotate three older flat TC's to two offsite locations(one weekly,one monthly). I have done multiple full restores(couple dozen over the years) to test the backups and was always able to get a good restore(sometimes with a bit of difficulty but most times it was easy). I also run Backblaze for online backup. Expensive-yes. Overkill? For the price of a middling computer I have made the odds of having a valid backup regardless of what happens very high. Setup has been harder than it should be and I have had problems with the major yearly software updates but the last couple of years that is no longer the case since Apple made changes in the connectivity process in one of those updates. Ongoing reliability has been very high over the several years I have been running multiple TC's and the last two years the reliability has been rock solid. It is close to the point of it just works and I can forget about it knowing I will get alerts if the process is interrupted. One less thing to worry about. Cheap at the price.

    10 of 13 people found this useful