• 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!

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Winner

    I must say I was a bit hesitant on this after reading the reviews, but it sure is a hit with me. My late husband had built a complicated network that I could not get into with 4 different servers. When he passed and I had to unhook what he had built I had a mess on my hands. I received this yesterday, unpacked it, turned it on and now the three main apple computers in the house are completely backed up and runnning and all of my devices are purring right along as well. I was even able to get into the Apple TV which was wonderful as I had not been able to access it at all. So, I am a happy camper and my backups are all completed. PLUS it is tons faster than my Netgear modem ever thought of being.

    Thanks Apple!

    4 of 4 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.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Device

    I absolutely love my AirPort Time Capsule...not only is it my sole backup device for my MBP, MBA, and iPad but it's also my high-speed router at at over 200 mbps. It came in particularly useful when my MBP crashed ~ a year ago and I used it to provide the full restore when the OS had to be reinstalled. The price is excellent and I've had no issues with the device since I purchased it three years ago in 2014. I can't say enough good things about it...it just continues to back up all of my devices and provides wireless internet to my devices as well as my 70" Samsung 4K smart TV. I'm not sure what's behind some of the questionable reviews, but all I can do is share my wonderful experience with my ATC.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    review on the 1st generation Time Capsule.

    This review will be strongly relevant to Time Capsule in general. I will put mark on differences from latest version of Time Capsule.
    + Sturdy in terms of size and weight.
    + Sustained access ability. Long distance coverage for router function.
    + Good to use for both, internet router and data storge. At times, internet router is useless in terms of occupying space.
    + a bit of noise: If this is made with Solid State Drive (SSD), I don't see problems much. Hard Disc Drive (HDD) usually makes noise, even with very good quality and new product. That's the limitation of tht technology (spinning and reding). This can get worse when using too heavily (saving/recording data and reading data at the same time). Just doing only one job is very suitable for HDD, even for SSD.
    + Not very speedy: This is partly because of data protection (security) issue. I have no problem with low speed. Rather, at times, I am surprised when things show up too quickly on my computer. For instnce, when I am searching website and data shows up too quickly, I have to be very suspicious about the data. Certain data server is located thousands milds away from my location. In order to back-up files, simply tunning up the computer for a night is a very good way. Data storge does not need to require INSTANT ACCESS. I usually use my own laptop for instant access data. Alternative external drive can be used for instnt access. However, I do not think Time Capsule if suitable for instant access. More reading/writing on the drive, more damages to be made. Longevity will be shortened.
    + Mac OS vs. Windows OS: Personally, Windows OS provided more user capacity. Mac OS had a nice window for Time Capsule, but I think that kind of app was/is meant for people who do not know very well about networking. More professional usage? Windows OS was better than Mac OS. However, Apple might/may introduce more user focused app for Time Capsule.
    + In genral, I think this product is good to have FOR DATA BACK-UP AND INTERNET ROUTER. I just don't expect people to use this product for very quick/instant access for additional disc due to the limited space of computer. This product does not provide good enough control access app in iPad or iPhone. Literally, the data back-up function for iOS (iPad or iPhone) is almost zero so far. This limitation might/may be improved. I am just using iPad for watching movies or films, using iPhones for listening music, and using additional laptops for other more professional work, I have no problem with this limitation so far.

    3 of 5 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Life Saver!

    I've had my AirPort Time Capsule backing up my 6 year old iMac for 3+ years. It provides great wireless networking throughout my home and when my iMac's hard drive failed EVERYTHING was backed up! When my new iMac arrived it migrated all data to the new system during the setup process without a hiccup! A real lifesaver since precious photographs are stored on this device which I feared we may have lost. I will definitely purchase another!

    8 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    it does just work

    I had previously bought a nether and a linksys router. Both died after just over a year. I am now going on my 3rd year with the AirPort TC and it is still going great. Coverage is, not great. As with all routers placement is key. Thats one advantage of this device. Its compact enough and looks good enough that you don't have the need to hide it off in a closet.

    The TC portion does work good. The HD speed is a bit slow so data recovery is not real fast, but haven't everything built into my device is good. As with all HD, you quickly realize that you probably need a larger HD and its not easy to replace in the TC, though you can plug a USB HD into the back, but then speed is even slower.

    The device is pricey for what you it appears you are getting, but I am very happy with it and would buy again (though probably not with the TC portion and just use my own HD).

    7 of 7 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A bit pricy but it just works

    Bought this to replace my netgear router several years ago. Quiet, fast, and so far, reliable. Seemless switching between 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz. Very easy setup. No issues with WiFi dropouts on connected devices. Good strong signal. Use it as the base station for my home network talking to multiple Airport Expresses placed around the house. Have a USB hub connect driving 4 additional USB network drives. No issues recognizing the drives. Only issue I've had is when the internet goes down it sometimes doesn't find one of the Airport Expresses when the internet comes back up. Restarting the affected Airport express resolves the issue. Bought a 2nd one as a spare after Apple announced they were stopping further development. Very satisfied.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Personally, I got my mac and AirPort because my grandfather didn't know how to use it. I never really knew what the AirPort was either. But I had some trouble at first but otherwise, I love it.

    4 of 6 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup - and reliable

    I have used Apples Time Capsule for now many years in an extended network. Wanted to replace my first model recently, even if it still works flawlessly. But I needed a bigger harddrive, and replacing the capsule was no sweat at all. Hope that Apple will continue to develop and produce capsules and routers.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfection in every aspect

    I have virgin fibre optic internet service and used to use their super hub 2. Speed was never reaching the limit I'm paying for 200MB/s unless connect via Ethernet. Also wifi signal kept dropping at least once every two days. Also the signal never reached the entire house. A year ago I went for a new MacBook and bought this baby just to use it as a back up drive and thinking the wifi signal would not be different , never been so delighted to be wrong. This router solved all the aforementioned problems and now my wifi connection is perfect : reaching maximum speed I pay for (when checked with Speedtest app or website) and stays max even if far from the router. A year down the line and I have not had a single occasions of dropping signals!!! The signal is strong anywhere in the house and the backup function for the MacBook is a breeze ( runs in the background without affecting the wifi signal in anyway)

    If you are thinking about a new router/ hub with additional back up feature then look no further. Worth every penny and money well spent!!

    P.S the same poor performance noticed with Virgin Superhub 3 when recently upgraded my speed to 300Mb, I now believe these hubs supplied by your ISP is designed in a way to limit the service you get but customers never get informed about this !!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works for me

    I have had this tallish white tower sitting by our Mac for a year and a half. We are average users in ComputerLand and run a Roku . I have had nothing but great performance from our Apple device. It performs backup to the Mac just as scheduled and Wi-Fi signal is strong though out our 1500 Sq Ft home. The ease of setting up the network was amazing. I have a friend who this past weekend attempted to install a new Wi-Fi device and has yet to get it to work properly...I just don't get it. Apparently it is not as easy as the AirPort. We haven't had any of the issues mentioned in the reviews, just flawless performance. And on top of all that, it looks pretty cool too.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it BUT

    I too love this, the set up was simple and it works seamlessly on back ups, however, as another reviewer said, I have done a lot of research as I was told by the Sales guy at JOHN LEWIS in the UK that this could be sited in another room even hidden, not so, it does have to be hardwired to the hub which is on the desk in the office in full view!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Saved me lots of time and my data

    I bought one of these about 4 years ago with my refurbished MacBook pro. Set up Time Capsule and forgot about it until a couple years later when my hard drive bit the dust. Here's where it get's interesting: installed a new SSD, booted the computer, it asked me to connect to time capsule and the internet, and a couple hours later my computer was EXACTLY as I had left it. Easiest recovery I have ever done by FAR!

    20 of 20 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