• 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 ----!

    3 of 6 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.

    3 of 5 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.

    6 of 6 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!!

    4 of 5 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

    9 of 10 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.

    21 of 21 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.

    20 of 21 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

    6 of 8 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!

    8 of 12 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.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice product

    Nice performance and package !

    0 of 7 people found this useful

  • 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.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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!

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 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!

    24 of 25 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!

    14 of 18 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.

    26 of 27 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.

    13 of 17 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.

    6 of 12 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.

    11 of 15 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!

    18 of 20 people found this useful