• 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

    5 of 5 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    3 of 3 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!

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AirPort Time Capsule to the Rescue!

    I have had an time capsule for a very long time (flat type) I bought a new 2 TB air port time capsule in January great wireless On The 31st I backed up my 2011 mac book pro for the first time (company issued) The 500 gig hard drive failed on Feb 7th with 270 gig of important files plus pictures from a 35 year anniversary trip I restored my mac book pro from the time capsule ( new 500gig SSD installed) in less than two hours like the hard drive never failed . Great Product !!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Almost three years and no problems

    I bought this to replace an Airport Express in 2014 and so far so good. No problems whatsoever. No dead spots in my 2 story bungalow, although signal is not that strong outside. Still a good product.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy this thing!

    I recently was using a 1T external HD for backup but needed a replacement as it was reaching its capacity and at the same time my Airport Express 3rd gen. was due for retirement so why not kill two birds with one stone. I make most of my Apple purchases through their refurbished department and saw a 2T Time Capsule for $179 so why not.
    Setting up the wi-fi was a breeze but the backup system was a bit troublesome so I called tech support. It turns out that if you hook Time capsule to a cable modem that does double duty as a router you might run into a communication issue. I finished setting up my Time Capsule and the last bit of advice was to contact my cable provider and request that they disable the wifi function of their modem and thus put it in "bridge" mode. Long story short Apple's router is twice as fast as the cable router.
    A win/win situation so as the title of my review states buy this thing and you'll never look back.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router - Range is terrific

    Our home is about 4K sq ft...perfect range throughout!!! This even gives a nice signal around the perimeter of our home! Very impressed.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Time Capsule, and Extreme-Set-Up Is Just Too Easy

    I've been sitting on an Airport Extreme for half a year not wanting to update all the devices on our system. (9-Apple TV units, 1 smart TV, 7 Airport Express units driving speakers & printers, and 4 Nest CO & Smoke detectors, and one nest Thermostat).....

    Decided to plug in the Tall extreme and do it tonight...

    Guess what? Set-up was only one step....

    1) Plug it in, and Airport Utility asked, "Do you want to replace Airport Extreme (flat) with Airport Extreme (tall).." ...... I typed "yes", and in about 3 minutes it said.... Connect cables from Air port Extreme (flat) to Airport Extreme (tall) and showed me a picture of both units onscreen...... and it said.... "transferring settings"...........

    I made the ethernet cable switch from the old extreme to the new extreme, , and I didn't have to touch another device on my network..... Easy, easy, easy........ And while my Airport Extreme (flat) would often drop devices off the network, and I had to reboot them.... The new (tall) Airport Extreme handles them all, and I am back to running sound to all the speakers in the house that are connected to Airport Express (current generation) units...

    Wow... too easy!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing compares

    I have tried many wireless routers and nothing compares to the time capsule. Amazingly easy setup, outstanding reliability, and if that isn't enough it also backs up you're Mac automatically everyday. Is it a little pricey? Yes. I'd pay double the price to not deal with the headache of other routers that have to be unplugged and reset constantly. Another amazing product by Apple!!!!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best wireless router/storage device I've used to date, highly recommend!

    I have been through quite a bit of wireless routers over the years from D-Link, Netgear, Linksys, Cisco. These routers would work for some time but then would eventually start failing and required reboots fairly often. I moved from a two story home to a three story home and wanted adequate wireless coverage. Immediately after moving to my new home, the wireless issues started. After quite a bit of frustration, I decided to try the Time Capsule since I use quite a bit of Apple devices. I set this unit up over a year ago and have not had to do much with it since. I have rebooted it only recently for a firmware update. This unit is a work horse and maintains wireless coverage and connectivity throughout my home without issue. Having the ability to manage the Time Capsule from my iPhone, iPad and other Apple devices is a very nice feature. The Time Machine backup feature has been used on many occasions to restore an entire system back to a new Mac device. Having peace of mind knowing that your systems are always backed up and can be restored with a click of a button is just priceless. It is basically a set it and forget it type of system. You set up your wireless network, set the Time Machine options on your Mac devices and you're done. My only regret is not having this unit sooner. Frustration and hassle could have been averted many years prior.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Router

    I must say this has been a joy to own! it is by far faster than my WRT1900acs and thats saying something! the upload on my internet is 345 up and 45 down! Amazing little thing! Only con is its a bit on the pricey side but aren't ll Apple products? Worth it though if you have the money!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    my 2008 model saved my bacon

    When my older iMac died an inglorious death, this little older Time Capsule saved my life, so to speak. When the new one arrived, the time Capsule proceeded to go to work and restore every single thing just as it was, so that using the new iMac was no different than using the prior one. It put every siingle item back where it had been and it was just like having my old computer...except in a sleek new package. I will not ever be without one of these. That one crash was enough to make me a fan for life.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    I've had this for two and a half years. Have never had a problem with it. Does what it is supposed to do. Don't think I've ever had to even re-boot it. Would buy it again.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    It set itself up! Didn't have to do anything to it, just plugged it into my Mac and Ethernet port. Super fast, and I can create a guest network. Highly recommend.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best router I've used

    I went through my fair share of WiFi routers. All of them that I've used, from Belkin, Linksys, D-link, etc were all painful to setup and had options I'm sure their makers don't even understand. They also got super slow as time went on, need to be restarted every now and again to keep things running optimally. Yes, they were cheap, probably the only good thing about them.

    Enter Time Capsule. I bought this along with my Retina Macbook Pro two years ago now in 2013. It's 2015 and is been well over 2 years, I I thought I would at least share my experience. First, it's so simple to use! The setup was painless, just open Airport Utility on Mac or iPhone and enter the network name and pretty much done! Airport Utility is one simple app as well. Not a lot of options but that's a good thing for me (not that I'm not technologically savvy -- heck I'm a software developer, but I have no patience with hard to use hardware/software).

    I also use Time Machine to back it up and encrypt my backup. Two other people in my house also back up to the same time capsule. 2TB is plenty for us. The Time Capsule automatically cleans up older backups and pretty much takes care of everything.

    After setup, there is 0 maintenance that I've had to do on it, aside from the fact that there were 1-2 software updates, which again, was painless. I don't even remember ever restarting the Time Capsule outside of power outages. Folks, this is one product that I don't mind saying, It just works ™.

    Sure it's about $100-$200 more expensive than the rest of the guys, but you know what? It's worth it, just for the experience alone. You can get a decent AC wifi router for $100 less than this. But they would be more painful to use, harder to maintain, have way lower quality of customer support, and they would need replacing after 1-2 years because somehow they manage to slow down as time goes on.

    This is hands down a 5/5 product for me. Couldn't be happier.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line!

    Went into my local electronics store looking for a new router. I went over to the shelf and picked up a high-end wireless router ($300) Walked over to look at the apple stuff. Started talking to the Apple attended on staff at the store. He informed me that Apple also has a wireless router that is easier to set up And very user-friendly with AC technology ( The latest Wireless Technology) . I certainly did not know this! ( Apple needs to advertise this more) I also was informed for the same manufacturers price of other high-end wireless router! Apple offers a high-end wireless router with a 2 TB hard drive for back ups. I was very interested in this because we own two MacBook Pros with retina display. I purchased the Apple airport time capsule took it home to set it up. The set up was so very easy! From unboxing the airport Time capsule to completion was only 7 minutes! I was totally blown away with the AC Wi-Fi range! I'm getting double the wi-Fi distance that I was used to!! Thank You Apple for simplifying our lives! Keep up the great work!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful