• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid - worst apple product

    Not easily compatible with service providers and the $300 one I bought less than two years ago is now a giant paperweight. Apple doesn't repair so the only option they offer is to buy a new one. No thanks. Do yourself a favor and save $200 buying something that will work for years, not months.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    JUNK!

    Must power cycle every couple of days, time capsule keeps asking me to create a new back up again and again, which takes several hours, and “beamforming antenna array” is just a marketing phrase that provides no improvement in performance. Love Apple products but this one is a HUGE miss!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2yrs after purchase review.

    I hate it, I can't get no wifi. The only reason I waited so long is that could be a good review. Apple would not reimburse your money for bad product. I hope no one buy these junk!

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working

    I read all of the bad reviews here but still decided I wanted to buy one. It was great at first, but now it will no longer do backups at all and the hard drive fails randomly. I can't get access to anything stored in the hard drive until I restart everything. The wireless network seems to work fine still. Taking it in to hopefully be replaced. Horrible product.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Time Capsule

    Hi I like the concept but the product does not work as advertised. I can't do any backups anymore. The system wants to overwrite the existing backups. Apple's support response is buy a "USB" hard drive and use it for backups. That this issue would be fixed in the next OS upgrade. Two years later and the same story. Save you money if you want a router not an automated backup system.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst APPLE PRODUCT I've ever had

    If this wasn't a gift I would have returned it! Countless wasted hours w/ techs, support... Apple should take these back to save Thier reputation. One star for it's use as an excellent paper wieght.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A beautiful piece of trash

    I am very disappointed with the quality of a $300 device! It makes sound like a device from the 60's.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would not repeat. Lack of Windows support since 2015 with last firmware.

    5GHz/2.4GHz Wifi Coverage is not so good... I have the same or even better wifi coverage with some cheap branded wifi equipment (about 40€).
    I would say it's the worst product I've never seen from Apple... but it's not true, because I really think MAC PRO LATE 2013 is even worse.
    Apple has decided to stop supporting driver control from Windows, so if you sell your MAC (let's say, for example, this piece of metal called MAC PRO LATE 2013) then you will probably have no way to control your Airport from Windows since they stopped support with last firmware (7.7.8)

    For sure... I would not repeat with Airport neither with MAC PRO LATE 2013.

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING Do not buy this product

    It is likely that this product will only last for a year or two, then it will start overheating and die. Mine lasted about 14 months. Reading the forums and reviews, turns out this is a pretty common problem and I could have avoided the disappointment if I had just taken the warnings. Think about this for a second before buying one: This is a product for back up with a high likelihood of malfunction.

    To add insult to injury Apple offers you to buy a new one for $255 instead of $299 when your first one breaks down.

    20 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth it.

    This device will last 2 years TOPS. Apple does not provide a repair service. Once one of the fans goes out and it starts overheating, you either have to buy a new one (not worth it) or look into alternatives. For something so pricey, I expected it to last longer. The term 'durability' does not seem to be on Apple's agenda. What a waste.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories until product dies.

    I have long been a supporter and purveyor of Apple products. However, The 2TB Time Machine product provides a false sense of security as Apple's marketing leads you to believe that this device "saves a lifetime's memories."

    After purchasing the Time Machine in May 2014, I have used this device to store family photos, music and to backup countless work files as I am self employed. The product has seemingly worked great, until I purchased a new 17' mac desktop. I simply wanted to upload my items onto my new computer and come to find out the device reports it is overheating. This is a first for me.

    Upon taking it to the Apple Store, I was told by the Genius Bar that the device simply stopped working and they could sell me the same model for a $50. While I appreciate the discount, the item offered is the exact same product with the exact same deficiencies. This is not OK. This is not what Steve Jobs would have done.

    Bottom line, after less than 3 years of utilizing the product, it is dead in the water, and everything that I had stored is now gone.
    Do not buy this product as backup, as there is no guarantee that it will be there from you when you need it.

    30 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Turns itself off while you're using it.

    I constant walk to the router to start it up again.

    Good for 20 feet of wifi, beyond that not so good.

    Storage is more than adequate.

    Easy to recovery lost photos , documents. etc.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Catastrophic packaging design! Why don't they warn customers in the store?

    I was standing and holding the package when opening it for the first time. I had no idea it was designed so bad, that when the top comes off the device just falls out of the bottom part. It fell to the floor into pieces. Nice job Apple

    7 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless almost immediately for storage; great as a (not needed) router

    In support of another reviewer who wrote: "The network visibility suddenly went away, leaving both backup and now restore without function. Absolutely frustrating device, stay away." I am having the exact same issue. The Airport Time Capsule is not visible, via Utilities --> Airport. I have tried plugging it in, reconnected the cords. Futile. It does not work wirelessly to back up and it no longer works. Period. 3TB of unused storage. $$$ down the tubes. Bravo Apple. Another useless product in my living room. Exasperating!

    25 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad by design

    Be aware - device will last 2 years, then start overheating and you are done. I'm not a first one and you will be next. Apple do not provided any service or repair for this device. Best you can - 15% discount for new one. No another complains.

    32 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Device not visible anymore, restore impossible

    One of the worst Apple products I owned.
    The network visibility suddenly went away, leaving both backup and now restore without function.

    Absolutely frustrating device, stay away.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Believe earlier reviews - the hard disk can die quickly

    Less than 2 years old, hard disk dead. Many others have the same problem. Bad apple this one. Router good but don't waste your money for storage/back up.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    This is the first apple product I have ever bought that doesn't cooperate with all of my other apple products. If iPhone and iPad backup can be made on iCloud, how come it is unavailable on Time Capsule?!?! Why can I not save my most important data like documents, photos, movies on time capsule HDD and share them with my other devices? Why there are so many limited options for this product?

    To sum up: high price for a pretty product with poor and limited possibilities. I cannot understand why they don't implement simple software to their own products.

    Apple please make apple great again and start doing software right.

    30 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't recommend

    Love Apple, love Apple products. I've been using them professionally and personally pretty much my whole life. I believe that I haven't felt the level of frustration and disappointment with another single product, not only with Apple, but with much of the technology I use. The AirPort Time Capsule has failed on many different levels and now the hard drive has died. The throughput on it has pretty much killed my fast Internet connection. Now, I've wasted many hours troubleshooting a failed hard drive . . . hard drives fail . . . it happens. But, it seems to have happened to so many people, I have to question Apple's choice of hardware they put inside it. We pay a premium to buy Apple product, we expect more. Not only has it failed, it's virtually impossible to get to the drive to replace it. It's slowly becoming a $300 paperweight . . . steer clear of this one. Apple, shame on you!

    31 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrrible

    Fails to work with my existing cable modem, purchased it last year to automatically back up my iMac computer, sadly it needs to go. Total waste of money and investment. Why can't Apple make it right w these airport time capsules is beyond me but its sad to have loyal customer be constantly disastified with their products, especially rubbish like this

    34 of 53 people found this useful