AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

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  • Overview

    Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a fully featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support. Choose from 2TB and 3TB models.

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    Automatic wireless backup.

    AirPort Time Capsule includes a 2TB or 3TB hard drive that works with Time Machine in OS X to create the perfect no-hassle backup solution.1 There are no cables, and you can back up all the Mac computers in your home to a central location — automatically, wirelessly, and in the background.

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    Ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

    With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Time Capsule gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal.2 And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

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    Designed with performance in mind.

    With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Time Capsule now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

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    Easy setup for iOS and OS X.

    Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Time Capsule and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

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    Share your hard drive or printer.

    AirPort Time Capsule can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.

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    Compatibility and security.

    Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Time Capsule. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n and 802.11ac specifications. And since AirPort Time Capsule features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.

    What’s in the Box

    AirPort Time Capsule

    Printed documentation

    Power lead

    Tech Specs

      Size and Weight

    • Height: 168 mm (6.6 inches)
    • Width: 98 mm (3.85 inches)
    • Depth: 98 mm (3.85 inches)
    • Weight: 1.48 kg (3.26 pounds)3

    Wireless

    IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac2

    Beamforming antenna array

    Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    Number of Users

    50

    System Requirements

    Setup and Administration

    Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3

    iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3

    Backup Using Time Machine

    Mac with OS X v10.5.7 or later

    Wireless Device Access

    Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

    Shared Printing with a USB Printer

    Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8

    Shared USB Hard Drive

    Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later

    PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1) or Windows 8

  • 4.0 Average
    4 out of 5 stars
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    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Worth it's weight in gold

      I've just lost a computer, the one I do my full time work on, which was a disaster. I have a Time Capsule, which has been ticking over in the corner of the room I've just lost a computer, the one I do my full time work on, which was a disaster. I have a Time Capsule, which has been ticking over in the corner of the room for the last year or so. When the new machine arrived, I plugged it into the Time Capsule and did a full restore, and it was as if I had never been without a computer, it had every single file, setting, application from the moment I lost my old computer. Anyone who values the content of their computers needs to have something like this, as the moment when your computer is gone is an awful feeling unless you have it backed up completely. The Time Capsule has worked faultlessly and when the absolute worst happened, it's saved the day. Great product.

      • Written by Gavin W from London

      23 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worth it's weight in gold

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      I've owned three - and all of them switch themselves off.

      Yes, I know - triumph of optimism over experience, but I really have tried three of these, and all of them have taken to switching themselves off. After the sec Yes, I know - triumph of optimism over experience, but I really have tried three of these, and all of them have taken to switching themselves off. After the second one failed, I suspected an electrical power problem, and so bought a UPS to protect the TC. It made no difference; the TC will still switch itself off, after a period that has varied from ten days to under 15 minutes. Disconnecting and then reconnecting the power lead always restarts the device, but I need it to be reliable.

      • Written by MR P H from Rowfant

      19 of 23 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I've owned three - and all of them switch themselves off.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Good wireless access point however ....

      I bought it couple years ago (actually two of them) and it used to work great, no problems whatsoever however after last firmware update it disconnects all my w I bought it couple years ago (actually two of them) and it used to work great, no problems whatsoever however after last firmware update it disconnects all my wireless devices 2-3 times a week! All you can do then is restart the time capsule. Please fix it Apple as its not reliable anymore.

      • Written by Bartosz O from Oranmore

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good wireless access point however ....

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      love love love mine

      this is amazing, i really want to get one more as i always like to have at least 2 backups. its super simple to use and set up, but the mine thing is that it this is amazing, i really want to get one more as i always like to have at least 2 backups. its super simple to use and set up, but the mine thing is that it JUST WORKS like all of apples products do. wifi is super quick too but one you'll love it

      • Written by Jordan H from Oldbury

      Is this review useful?love love love mine

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Good wireless access point however ....

      I bought it couple years ago (actually two of them) and it used to work great, no problems whatsoever however after last firmware update it disconnects all my w I bought it couple years ago (actually two of them) and it used to work great, no problems whatsoever however after last firmware update it disconnects all my wireless devices 2-3 times a week! All you can do then is restart the time capsule. Please fix it Apple as its not reliable anymore.

      • Written by Bartosz O from Oranmore

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good wireless access point however ....

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      FANTASTIC PIECE OF EQUIPMENT - EVERYONE SHOULD OWN ONE!

      This is the most FANTASTIC piece of equipment I have ever used. Automatic back-up and a very powerful router. I also use Apple Airport Express's to receive exte This is the most FANTASTIC piece of equipment I have ever used. Automatic back-up and a very powerful router. I also use Apple Airport Express's to receive extended WiFi reception in my garden and swimming pool house. My fibre speed is 1Gb, which I can easily receive thirty plus meters from my property. Everyone should own/use an Apple AirPort Time Capsule! Thank you Apple...

      • Written by N J B D from JERSEY

      8 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?FANTASTIC PIECE OF EQUIPMENT - EVERYONE SHOULD OWN ONE!

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