• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute essential

    At first I was somewhat skeptical re this item, however, after approx. 5-6 years of absolutely faultless operation I would highly recommend the time capsule.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Overheating

    I bought this product as a real fan of Apple products.

    This has been without a doubt, the worst product apple has ever produced.

    Like most other people who have reviewed this product, mine also stopped working wirelessly after a few weeks which means that the only device that it was backing up was the Mac connected to it by an ethernet cable.

    After 18 months, it has now stopped working altogether with a permanent orange light and a message that it is overheating!!

    Really disappointing as I can now see that this product had issues when it was launched. I am not going to have to purchase another wireless Hard Disk and it certainly won't be another Time Capsule.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money - beware before buying!!

    I bought one of these to use as a reliable, wireless backup for my MacBooks and iMacs around my house. It doesn't say anywhere on the product page that this device HAS to be connected via ethernet cable to your modem. So unless I drill and feed a cable to my home office upstairs, the device HAS to live next to the router downstairs in the family room. My intentions was to replace my AirPort Extreme device that is wireless both ways. Meaning it only needs its power cord, and can be put anywhere in the house and it picks up the wireless signal (WIRELESSLY!) and extends it back out. Why can't this device do that?! Whats the need for it to be plugged in via ethernet? I expect so much more for the price especially coming from Apple. If you ask me, this device is useless, I could have purchase what I wanted for less money but kept it Apple because of the other products I own are great. If you don't mind putting it next to (or replacing) your router, then its probably a good product. But I think Apple have really missed the mark with this product. UPDATE: I have now had to plug this into my AirPort Extreme (which is completely wireless) using a ethernet cable. So I have bought 2 Apple products to do 1 job. £400, 2 plug sockets and wasted time later, I have it doing what it should be able to do. Thanks Microsoft..I mean Apple...

    6 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked but a hard fail in this day and age?

    On the plus side the unit seems well made, was easy to set up and worked for us. But in less than one year it started making loud noises indicating a very unhealthy state of the hard drive and eventually died altogether.

    We didn't buy it at Apple but we were able to get about 80% of our money back as a refund.

    I've had many Apple laptops which have never had a hard disk failure in years of use. (I'm sure there are exceptions.) But for a device such as this to just fail is hard to fathom. (Especially when you consider that we want to have backups in case of failure - kind of ironic.)

    I'm not sure there are good alternatives so we are looking at trying this same unit again (although this time we will buy it at an Apple store so we have the warranty.)

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    I bought the Airport Time capsule 2tb and I love it so far didn’t connect it to the WiFi but made its own network. And it sits at my desk and I use it a lot for storin photos and it works great. Best purchase I made before Christmas

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A big white useless block...

    Just suddenly stopped working... all it does is sit in my office, I don't use it for anything except time machine... and no matter what I do it will not connect. This is just a smidge over a year old. Apple won't do anything because it's out of warranty. Avoid this like the plague, unless you're ok with a $300 disposable product.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic WIFI

    Use this and two older Airports from 2012. Speed is excellent, integration is good with Apple products. If you've used any other WIFI, you will be very happy with these units as they just work and are fast. Created a three point network in our building that distributes WIFI across the premise seamlessly. Very nice as you have WIFI wherever you go on any device.

    Looking forward to seeing Apple rollout new units with all that money they have!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule

    Had my time capsule since 2013. Never had any issues. Wish APPLE would update the firmware or are they planning on discontinue it.

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Owner of Previous Generation...Wary

    As an owner of a previous 500 GB Time Capsule, I am extremely wary of purchasing another Time Capsule because the last was rewarding to own before it died a sudden heat death. Operated extremely hot constantly but was very well-cared for and well ventilated at all times, but lasted only about 3 years before one day...the backups stopped. Took it into Apple and said the logic board failed after overheating and it was out of warranty. Beautiful quiet device and Time Machine was nearly flawless, but since this iteration is now fan-less, I am extremely wary, and I lost all of my backups when it died. Great concept, but Apple's insistence on completely silent operation is a ticking time bomb for heat failure.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless!

    Worst Apple product ever. Most expensive headache ever. There are much cheaper easier to use back ups out there. I have lost a lot of DATA and time with the piece of ----!

    34 of 43 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    HD died after 2 years

    For $300 I expected it to last. My very old dome one I use as a relay is still working.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router & Backup Device; Needs Updating

    I'm thrilled with my Time Capsule, but it needs updating and loses a star for that. Time Machine backups are a breeze and AirPort Utility is easy to use. Plus there's added benefit to being able to back up multiple systems seamlessly to this device, rather than the limited information backed up by iCloud. However, this product does need updating. A genuine mesh system with the AirPort Express would be a nice upgrade, with MU-MIMO, the next 802.11 standard, Siri functionality, and an added layer of security for IoT devices at the router - rather than having to rely on IoT device makers providing necessary security. AirPort Utility could also use more features, like the ability for an owner to pause internet access to given devices for a chosen amount of time, or for a period of the day like 10PM to 6AM. AirPort devices are a backbone of the Apple Ecosystem and shouldn't be disregarded, since it's the seamlessness of the ecosystem that makes it so valuable. If people have to go outside it for these devices, it becomes easier to do so for TV, computers, and phones.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best backup decide!!

    Had the previous version of the time capsule, upgraded to this model and never looked back!! Love this and love how seamlessly it connects with my Mac. Set it up and forget it’s there. Every once in a while MacBook will remind me I need to connect my power cord and leave the MacBook open to backup. Love it reminds me to backup if it’s been too long otherwise set it up and you’ll forget it’s even there!!

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst thing ever I could spend my money on !

    Please dont buy this thing, the WIFI range is a joke. The 2.5Gz doesnt even connect to give you Internet connection ( Just so you know I have a 200MB download speed and 100MB upload speed) This product makes my internet connection look like uuugh

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Died shortly after warranty expired!

    I have a Time Capsule that is about 10 years old. It still works perfectly. It is the old-style pizza-box design. I got one of these newer ones just over a year ago. It died in such a way that it's totally unrecoverable. The Apple Store technicians wouldn't open up the box to get the hard drive out, and my only replacement option was basically to buy a brand new one. I was hoping they would replace the faulty machine since it was only recently past its one-year warranty. They also pointed out that the only way to get 3-year AppleCare on one of these is to buy it at the same time as a new Mac. What happened to the quality the Time Capsules used to have?!?!

    When it worked, it worked great... so I guess I will give 2 stars instead of one.

    47 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not like other Apple products

    A little over a year old and this device is on the verge of being completely unusable. Power cycles and needs to be reset multiple times a day in order to work for about 20 minutes to an hour before repeating the process. Time capsule backups are more of a joke than a functional piece of this device. Between unable to connect or unable to locate disk, it becomes a hassle to back up your device, which was why I purchased this over an express in the first place. I own multiple Apple devices and wanted to bring them all together, however this was a mistake. Also, Apple care is not an option for this device as it has to piggy back off another product (Apple TV, iMac, MacBook, etc.) and out of warrant replacement/repair is $250. I will definitely be looking elsewhere for a replacement, and would not recommend this Apple product.

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    I see many people leaving bad reviews but my experience has been much different. It has worked flawlessly for the past 3 years I've had it. I have hardly ever had to reboot and it works great. Granted I wish the USB drive was 3.0 but who cares. Love this product. Q

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router for Apple products! (I am addicted to buying routers).

    I bought a Linksys AC2200 model ea8300 with it's try-band 2.2 Gbit mumimo technology etc. It came with a free Linksys modem. Well its going back. I own a premium Asus router, Nighthawk (Netgear), TP-Link's Alfred, and about 3-4 other (premium) routers. Every time I go back to my AirPort Extreme 2TB I bought last fall. It's the fastest, most reliable, and works the best with my apple products. I recently bought an Airport Express because I heard Apple wasn't going to make them anymore. I plugged that in as an "extender" on my 3rd floor and BAM now those slow/spotty areas I used to have are GONE. Apple is the biggest company in the world for a reason. Their products are the best. I keep looking for more "security" but its all JUNK on the other big name routers. I have tried Pfsense and if you wanted a really good firewall thats all you need (just the software). I use Little Snitch once in a white. But again these AirPort Extreme;s are AWESOME!

    14 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful and Seamless

    I bought this product approximately 5 years ago (an older model) and have had no problems. I currently use the AirPort Time Capsule to backup 2 MacBook Pro laptops and it works seamlessly. At the time I bought the AirPort Time Capsule there were negative reviews posted but I went ahead and purchased it anyway. After almost 5 years, it is still working great. I would recommend this product without hesitation.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    Nice performance and package !

    3 of 15 people found this useful