• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing difference with Apple Engineering

    • Written by from East Leroy

    I just recently purchased a Western Digital "My Cloud" to use with the family of Macintosh products that I have at my house. I was intrigued by it's low price point, Macintosh compatibility, and variety of access features that it advertised. It did not take long to see, and I'm technologically proficient, how terrible not only the setup was, but also it's performance. It was slow, multiplied by a labyrinth of different setup procedures that left you guessing if you were taking full advantage of it's functionality or not. Needless to say I took the Western Digital back to the store.

    I then purchased this Airport Extreme with 2TB time capsule and took it home with me. Within 10-15 minutes, I had disabled my current wireless gateway, configured the airport, and it was immediately backing up all of my devices. Incredible! I love the simplicity that comes with well engineered Apple products. Also, even though I didn't need a new wireless router, I am appreciating the AC technology as it backs up incredibly fast!!!!

    Nice job Apple!!!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Sleek, Fast, Reception and Compatibility

    • Written by from Markham

    The title says it all! I am very impressed on how the Airport Time Capsule functions! The router is located in my basement of a 3 story house. The third story gets full bar reception! Haven't seen that much since I had an access point set up in the home!

    Looks simple and un-noticed as a router, blends in with it's modern design! Just have the wires well set up and clean and you're good!

    Blackberry to Windows PC to the Macbook Air, iPad and iMac (2009) all connect instantly! It is as if the internet is built in to my devices these days.

    B/G/N/AC - My cellphone alone goes 433 Mb/s (N/AC) with over 12 devices connected on the network at the same time.

    Time Capsule - 2TB, Wicked feature to have!

    Keep the competition going Apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until it died 4 months later

    • Written by from MOSS BEACH

    Best router and backup - couldn't have been happier! Then, it died in just 4 months. Power light went out and that was it... Not sure what is going on with apple quality, but I also bought a mac book pro that had to be returned due to a known video card issue... :(
    I'll get another most likely, but not counting on this for my only backup!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it!

    • Written by from Recife

    I bought mine 9 months ago and now it has so much problem that I don't know what to do anymore. The wi-fi works fine, but the back up just give headache.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wifi is great, time capsule is flaky

    • Written by from Toronto

    I bought the time capsule for the convenience of wireless backups, but instead ended up with a very cumbersome device.

    Backups frequently stall and end up incomplete, going unnoticed for days. The only solution I've found is to reboot my Macbook Air, which isn't really a solution at all, and is only effective for a day or two.

    Save your money and get an Airport express and stick to a USB backup. A very poor experience.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It keeps shutting off

    • Written by from Santa Ana

    It was very easy to set up and connect with the cable modem. I love how quiet it is, and of course the fact that I can back up wirelessly. However, I've had it for about a week and it has shut itself off about seven different times on different days, leaving the internet out for the entire house. I have to unplug it each time and power it up again. It's sitting on clean ceramic tile floor next to a table so I doubt it's overheating. I'm going to take it back tomorrow. Big waste of time since I backed up my 2TB iMac with Time Machine. and I will now have to set up the old router and re-pair my family's 30 or so devices to the network and extenders, etc.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Its ok but beware of surprises

    • Written by from Kitchener

    I have had my time capsule for almost 8 months now. Normally when the time capsule doesn't connect properly I can just turn it off and turn it back on and everything works fine, but tonight it forced me to delete my old backup and start from scratch. There were no other options, I couldn't even put my old backups in another location on the time capsule and start a new backup. I have lost total faith in this product not to mention access to 8 months of backups which was the primary reason I bought this. Really disappointed.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule (replaced 3 times)

    • Written by from Lorraine

    The Time Capsule (2T) has been nothing but a nightmare. You just need to negative reviews to understand why I am rating it as a lemon (disconnecting, slow to backup, unreliable, unaccessible etc.) As for the people that are finding it a true miracle, it would be interesting to know how long these people have had their unit and to which product they are comparing it to. I have two other different hard disks and they work much better than this! I should have known better that to buy something that does wi-fi and backup. I am finding that it just doesn't work!

    10 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    • Written by from Lelystad

    Wifi signal is horrible, I have 2 of them to have signal in my home.
    Performance is horrible, I tried to use it for iTunes, but due to performance issues iTunes will not download to that location.
    Backup doesn't work on the Timecapsule due to performance issues.
    I used the time capsule as router.... Well it brings back old times, just like a dial up connection..
    Apple TV streaming.... nah, forget it.
    Apple support??? HA, I would be better of asking my wife.

    This all on a stable internet connection of 200Mbits. Got my old router back and my old NAS, all problems are over.

    12 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst external disk I ever had

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    I DO NOT RECOMMEND
    Constant connection problems with my Macbook air in any kind of OS for several months, no solution. Go buy something else, doesn't worth it.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and rock solid

    • Written by from Hiroshima

    Very happy with this purchase. Very very fast, and the HD I've connected to it works flawlessly.

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Impressed!!!

    • Written by from Chicago

    I had a Linksys router and separate Seagate backup drive. As a router the Time Capsule blows the Linksys away! My Linksys router picked up interference and lost its signal whenever I used my microwave, and I had to reconnect to my network whenever I brought my Mac Air out of sleep mode. The Time Capsule never drops, has no issues with the microwave, and all my devices automatically pick it up. Time Machine make back ups a piece of cake and there’s never a need to connect to an external drive. I just turn on Time Machine. Set up was a breeze – only required a couple of mouse clicks.

    I was an Apple doubter for a longtime. But I am sold! They are way more than a mobile phone company!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Hands down, best stylish and fastest router.

    • Written by from Garland

    Now this is router quality you get for the price even if it's Apple! Nothing compares to this which Inlove most about using the time capsule for it. Wish Microsoft thought of this at the time because this is a huge leap forward to making the most of my experience. Speed of light, I can be as far as I want in my home and the range is still perfect! My neighbors are impressed how they can connect from their homes to.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Pleased

    • Written by from Gloucester

    Hooked up my new TC and all of my devices found the new network easily. I'm router phobic and was dreading the switch over to a new router but it went off without a hitch - well except for one device - my HP eprinter simply refused to find the new network. Once I went in and manually entered the network name, the printer found it immediately. Everything is up and running perfectly. I couldn't be more pleased.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my TC

    • Written by from Vancouver

    The time capsule has improved my productivity immensely in terms of storage, retrieval and creating files non-linearly. Love the fact that I can go back in time and get different versions of files without saving them in my folder using version 1,2,3... Also when my graphics card went I was able to recover the whole system exactly as it was before the crash (unfortunately crashes sometimes do happen even to Apple). Everyone should have one!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent....!!!

    • Written by from Pune

    Beautifully designed, looks smart, excellent performance, automatic backup which is what I like most and server level hardware make me feel more confident and reliable. Signal strength is just amazing and speed ..i love my iPhone, Macbook Pro & iPad more, it has boosts their performance as well. All apple family.
    Apple products are space age technology and you are missing if you dont own this or any of their products.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Express/Extreme

    • Written by from Manassas

    I love the Apple Airport Express and Extreme for handling an additional Mac, MacBook Pro and Netflix. They're great. However, I have issues with the Time Capsule as being too slow and temperamental. I prefer hard wired backups. SuperDuper updates in less than 2 minutes on two USB 3.0 drives and the Time Machine works great too.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Router and Back-Up

    • Written by from Harvest

    Great and simple user experience. Plug it in, select it on your computer, assign password, done. Even though it was big (200+ Gigs) first back up over wi-fi, that went seamlessly in approx. four hours.

    Time Capsule saves me data on my cell phone carrier: Previously my kids on the other end of the house would lose the wi-fi signal and their phones would revert to cellular data. With the AirPort time Capsule they now get 3 or 4 bars and wi-fi is never dropped. Download speeds are fine, have not even bothered hard wiring the unit to my 5K Retina iMac as originally planned.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for prime time

    • Written by from Round Rock

    It works well when it works, but almost daily, often more than once a day, the time machine fails with a variety of error messages: disk not available, not enough space on the disk, changed identity (what could that mean?), or just "failed".

    It's WAY too much trouble for the price.

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsule disappointing

    • Written by from Waban

    I purchased a new Airport Time Capsule, and it was relatively easy to set up. It completed a first backup on one computer. So far so good. The next day, I tried to set up a second computer for backup, but the backup disk could not be accessed. Got the message "internal drive needs repair". Having the backup disk crash after just one day of use is unsettling. I now have very little faith in this product as a backup option.

    21 of 29 people found this useful