• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a year and a few weeks

    • Written by from West Babylon

    Purchased this on June 22,2013, it worked great for a year and a few weeks, now it just makes a clicking noise and doesn't put out wifi. My last few experiences with Apple have been extremely painful making me question my faith in their iMacs and now Time Capsules.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very slow!!!! Muy muy muy muy lentoooooooo

    • Written by from Bogota

    It's very slow!!! Made a backup using time machine take 14 hours (only 300 GB).
    Es muy lento, copiar cualquier archivo toma horas. Hacer el backup con time machine puede llegar a tomar 14 horas y eso que son sólo 300 GB.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money -- just get a firewire hard drive

    • Written by from Menlo Park

    This product is immensely frustrating. It may work OK initially, but wait until you upgrade to the next gen software, like Mavericks. Want to plug it in via ethernet for longer backups -- get ready to try this multiple times and return to find a "Backup Failed" message for reasons that require a lot of effort to resolve. Unless you have an office environment, you're just going to turn off the "hourly" backups out of frustration. Want to change the frequency of the backups, get ready to buy a third party app that works about half the time. Do yourself a favor, just look at all of the support topics for this product and all of the frustrated users. Yes, the concept is great and it is another slick looking Apple product, but you're paying a lot of money for basic wireless functionality that's available from other dedicated storage makers.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Investment I have made in Apple Equipment

    • Written by from saint louis

    Wireless connection so unreliable that It is going into the trash.

    6 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow router!

    • Written by from toronto

    "Upgraded" to this from an older version of AirPort Extreme.

    Have to re- boot this every couple of days.

    I hard cabled my iMac to my router 'cause the airport is so unreliable. Right now my air book kept crapping out on internet. Did a speed test. On two wifi connected iBooks and my iPad vs. my hard wired iMac.

    49.8 Mbps downloads hard wired to router....3.89 Mbps over the wireless network. And yes, I made sure no other devices were in the wireless network.

    Yeah, it is that bad.

    Going to re hook up my old Extreame.

    $400 paperweight.

    21 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Brisbane

    I spent 6 hours trying to get this to work. Connected minimum cables to keep it simple. Power on and get solid amber as per book. Then it goes to flashing amber and stays there, no green light that indicates I can go to setup utility. Modem is working, existing wifi is working. This second time that Apples "simple setup" is not so simple. Will try again later today, then it's back to Apple Shop for a replacement or refund. There are cheaper alternatives for faster wifi but not so pretty.

    23 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    massive waste of money

    • Written by from TAMARIN

    I recently got the 3TB APTC. It was very easy to set up and works well as a router, however its a COMPLETE FAIL as a hard drive which is the the selling point (price) of the device. It constantly looses wireless connection with my early 2013 Macbook Pro, which in turn means I can't back up anything.. Through reading posts, it seems to be a Mavericks problem, but Mavericks has been out for months now and this problem should have been resolved by now!!
    To top it all off, to create a wired connection to my mac I now need to buy a ethernet-thunderbolt connection from apple, because my macbook deosnt have ethernet and the APTC doesn't have Thunderbolt.. really annoyed!!
    Don't buy until apple resoles this issue..

    56 of 79 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopeless

    • Written by from Brighton

    Works well as a router but hopelessly slow as a backup. 6 hours for 2GB. It's a bug but I'm not prepared to wait for a fix. This has to go back. far too expensive just for an Airport Extreme with an unusable hard drive. Meant to give zero stars but that's not an option.

    11 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for replacing unifi router

    • Written by from Cheras

    Can't use it to replace router provide by Unifi.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product, appalling customer service

    • Written by from Auckland

    I bought one recently and after about 6 months the hard disk
    developed a fault and I had to return it to get it replaced under warranty.
    However Apple is refusing to let the company open the time capsule to
    take out the hard-drive to attempt data recovery. It appears that I can
    either have my data or get a new blank disk under warranty but not both.

    This is appalling behaviour from Apple and makes no sense. Ifixit has a great
    teardown of the product and there are no secrets inside. What are they trying to
    hide?

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good router. Not a good network Disk.

    • Written by from South Colby

    Very disappointed. The hard drive portion of the product is supposed to be a network disk, but it will not stay mounted. It just drops off and disconnects when it feels like it. So, when the network disk dismounts there is no backup and - for me - no security system. Very serious flaw. Would NOT buy again.

    53 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even deserve 1 star.

    • Written by from Grimsby

    Well, for the short time it actually worked, it was slow and had wireless connectivity issues. Lo and behold, just weeks after the warranty expired, so did the hardware.

    Rubbish.

    73 of 146 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously unhappy

    • Written by from Ainsdale

    I bought the 3TB Time Capsule to extend my current WIFI network, act as a wireless access point for a printer and to enable wireless Time-Machine back-ups from our home network of 4 Mac computers. I have previously used an old Airport Extreme with hard-drive plugged in, which worked perfectly (until software updates to the Airport Utility made it defunct). However, please be aware: the new Time Capsule will not extend a WIFI network as suggested in the product literature, unless this is initiated from an Apple router. The only way satisfactory way to use this device is to hardwire it in to your DLNA router via ethernet. As far as I can see, the only reason to go for a Time Capsule in the first place, is so that it can be used as a wireless access point - which means it is not really fit for purpose!!! Since my DLNA router needs to be in our living room, near our Sky box, this is never going to work....

    I advise everyone to read the support threads regarding WIFI set-up of this device, before even considering buying.

    Mine will be going back to the local Apple Store tomorrow. What a waste of an evening trying to get it to work (not happy)....

    170 of 279 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead! Can't be trusted.

    • Written by from Manati

    It worked flawlessly and I actually loved it for my home office as a WiFi access point and network storage. It's been in a room with 24/7 A/C and the thing just died on me. Who would have thought that the latest generation Time Capsule has "corroded" so quickly. It's been only weeks and the information trusted to it is not accessible. Only knew about it by a system message indicating disconnection. That is not a warning. That was a death certificate. It died SO quickly that I never had the chance to connect an external drive to back it up. Purchase and use at your own risk. You have been warned.

    104 of 163 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    I have the previous version of the AirPort Time Capsule and it worked great - and still does. I wanted to upgrade for the faster 802.11ac. I could not get the unit to recognize my router. I took it back to Best Buy and thought of exchanging, but asked if they had seen this problem. I was told that 5 or 6 units had been returned for the same reason. Let's please have some better quality control.

    96 of 150 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Go Right Out of The Box

    • Written by from PALM SPRINGS

    Would not work, but issued an immediate message, "hard drive needed to be repaired." Enough time wasted, sending it back and not having it replaced.

    112 of 251 people found this useful