• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge improvement on coverage

    • Written by from Portland

    Have owned the TC for about 6 months now and loving it. Wireless range is significantly improved as well as slight increase in download speed. Our unit supports 2 apple Tv's, 2 iPads and 2 MB Pro's without a hiccup, most times streaming simultaneously. Can't wait to try the MIMO architecture once we updated some devices. Well done Apple.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Time Capsul Quick Setup

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    Just purchased the time capsul today. Took me less than 5 minutes to set up and I didn't even read the instructions! Speed seems pretty fast, definately faster than my old dlink.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable

    • Written by from Redlands

    I had an older version (2012) of the 2TB Air Port Time Capsule (the square flat one) and it just failed without warning after about a year and a half. Took it to the Genius Bar for diagnosing and they asked me "you have this all backed up, right?" ha ha ha, the Time Capsule WAS the back up!!

    I could feel the unit was working (could feel heat and hum) but no light on the front. No way to recover data. It just bricked one day. Had to pay to replace the whole thing, no recovery, no apple care, no replacement.

    I'd recommend another brand based on their inability to even apologize that all my archived data just disappeared.

    75 of 127 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Packaging Stinks

    • Written by from Mechanicsville

    I haven't used the product as designed but I wil say the design of the package is conducive to dropping the unit when opening. Even after i knew the limitations, I still had issues and almost dropped it after placing it back in the package until i was ready to use the product.

    7 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought this thinking it was a 2TB wireless hard drive

    • Written by from tampa

    Went in to the Apple Store and bought it.
    I figured out how to load files directly.
    I love how it backs up everything.
    What I don't like is how many times it freezes when going into Time machine and having to reboot MBA.

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fastest Router I have found to date.

    • Written by from Fernley

    I I was a little skeptical about this purchase at first. I have been a Netgear and Linksys user for many years. I was using a Netgear router R6300 and thought that this was the best you could buy. I plugged in the Time Capsule and apple computer found it right away. Setup was easy which took about 5 minutes and I was back online. This doubled my speed of my wireless devices and the range covered my entire 1800sqft home. I like the fact that you do not need to have a Mac to use this and can set it up using an IPhone or IPad with Airport Utility.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router

    • Written by from Southfield

    This is the best router I have worked with. The initial backup of my laptop took some time but that was about 495 GB of info. But the daily backups only a few min,

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Router purchased.

    • Written by from Comox

    I purchased the Time Capsule 2TB about a month ago and I am very happy with it. The signal is great and the wireless works on every device I own with no additional setup (MacBook Pro, iPhone 5, iPad3, Sony Ericcson Xpheria, xBox360 slim.) The harddrive on it is also very reliable and easy to connect to. It took me a second to find it as it shows up in the shared are in Finder instead of as it's own icon on the desktop. So, my one and only complaint. The harddrive is slow. I read a little about this being the case online and it does have some fair points. That being said, this is not such a huge problem for me personally so I am still very happy with it. 4 out of 5 stars, only for the slow harddrive.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Speed and Range Increase from Netgear WNDR3700

    • Written by from SANTA CLARA

    Replaced a year old Netgear WNDR3700 and this router is amazing! Speed is very quick compared and range has been extended too. I bought this with an Airport Express to connect a network printer and it automatically connected to it. It also extended the my network without an ethernet cord attached from the Airport Time Capsule and the Express acted as an access point as well as connecting my printer. The Time Capsule portion is also successfully backing up 3 computers as well. I wish I had bought this router earlier! Worth every penny!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    2 TB Review

    • Written by from Denver

    I purchased this product based on the reviews and the good luck I have had will all Apple products. But.....

    Maybe my unit is defective, but the signal strength is much worse than my 10 yr old Linksys, the back up takes hours (even with less than 1 TB of files) with the computer 5 feet from the TC and it will not stay connected to our iphones, Ipads, iMac or Macbooks. I checked the Support page and connection issues with Mtn Lion are well documented, but no solution from Apple. Most people have just hard wired back to the router which defeats the purpose of this purchase.
    I am bummed - this is first sub-par Apple product that I have purchased....
    The search continues...

    104 of 127 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Time capsule - power off

    • Written by from Cluj napoca

    I have a big problem with my time capsule: randomly shuts down. I'm very dissapointed!

    59 of 80 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from Timberlea

    Replaced older 3 TB time capsule, fantastic device. It was painless to setup and configure as most things are from Apple. Since it has just been setup last night and my imac did a full backup it seems to me to be faster and stable - but only one day old.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite as intuitive as it should be

    • Written by from Sunnyvale

    Hummm $300 is a lot of money. And the time capsule is not what its all jazzed up to be. I guess if you just want to use is for time machine it is adequate (a $100 external drive should do about the same).

    I was really disappointed by the wifi performance. It fared no better than the piece of rubbish the telco sent me to terminate my dsl connection. Throughput and range are just as mediocre.

    I thought I d be able to share my files and photos with my family (everyone uses macs). After leeching on posts and forums and the such I could not find any straight forward - easy way to do this. Everything is convoluted and counter intuitive.

    I am usually a big fan of Apple hardware, software and products in general. This did not cut the mustard. Apart from the very basic setup steps for wifi and time machine, all the rest is a bear.

    What I want is to have my photo's copied on the time machine and kept in sync while sharing the pictures with the family on the internal wlan easily and seamlessly. This is not possible with this product. (it is actually not possible with any solution provided by Apple afaik).

    This will teach me to do my research before I buy. Still disappointed however.

    I ll encourage you to shop around and do your homework before buying this product, I am sure you can get better features and performance from competing products.

    83 of 104 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connects to all my Apple products and has NAS capability

    • Written by from SAN JOSE

    The Time Capsule connects to all of my Apple products including a MacBook Air (mid 2013), MacBook Pro (late 2011), iPhone5,iPod, iPad, and Apple TV without any problems.

    The setup was relatively easy with the current Airport Utility in the Finder->Utilties Folder. You only have to enter the Time Capsule name and the WIFI network a name and password. It didn't seem to work at first but when I powered down both my cable modem and Time Capsule they both came up without any problem and I could join my network. The 2.4 and 5.0 Ghz channels are chosen automatically or you can choose them yourself. (A useful tool is WiFi Explorer from the App Store which shows all the nearby network and how you compare to them).

    I'm using the Time Capsule for Time Machine backups on both my MacBook Air and Pro. Expect the initial backup to take an hour or more depending on the amount of data on your internal drive.

    Setting up an external USB drive as NAS worked. 1) format the USB drive, 2) connect it to the Time Capsule was easy. Finding the USB drive was a bit obscure:
    1 - Finder->Network
    2 - Click on the Time Capsule
    3 - Click on the USB name
    4 - the USB NAS appears on the desktop and you can drag and drop to the NAS. I find it a bit more convenient than Air Drop. Caution: do not eject NAS or Time Capsule using Disk Utility. You might have to reboot to get the drive back. Use the Finder->Eject or Applescript->Eject.

    I have read some criticism that the Time Capsule only has a USB 2.0 port but I suspect that the speed is limited by the Network speed not the drive. Also an internal drive instead of an SSD drive adds to the delay. Why waste a USB 3.0 drive when the WIFI speed is so much slower?

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best just got better

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Easily the best update to one of Apple's signature devices for me. Takes barely a minute to set up and have running, helped by the excellent Airport Utility. It is everything you want in a backup device, it really does just work.

    The footprint is smaller than the previous version although of course it's taller. The range of this device is superb, even in my 3,600 sq. ft. house. There are full bars and very quick wifi downloads - even using Time Warner - on all other devices in the house [2 iPhones, 2 iPads, 3 iMacs and a Macbook Pro].

    Excellent device. Highly recommended.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Install and No Customer Service

    • Written by from Vancouver

    Just so that it's clear...I am/was an Apple FAN.
    I own the iPhone, iPad, Mac Pro, and two iMacs at home.
    Purchased this new Airport Time Capsule to replace a failed Time Capsule after 1.5 yrs of service. Other than the premature failure, I was very happy with the Time Capsule.

    On the recommendation of the local Apple GENIUS support, I purchased this new unit only to start a wasted day of frustration. UNIT does NOT start 1, 2, 3, and it was not easy to getting support from the local store or online.

    The result is the Genius at Apple support online ended up telling me to return the unit and consider another product. What?!? Because it wasn't what he though I needed... Well, I am going to return the TC and look at buying something else.

    Make sure anyone considering buying this reads the fine print. Only works with LION or later....and the latest IOS (NOT). Proved them wrong when it would not work on a current iPad.

    Always a first time for everything. So disappointed with this product and with Apple service. Makes me think twice now about considering the new Mac Pro and a new iPhone.

    74 of 103 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Very Impressed... Slow to Backup on Snow Leopard

    • Written by from Beavercreek

    I spent the extra $100 to get the latest and now wish I went with the older (and cheaper) tried and true. Setup was ok, although confusing at times particulary when a screen shared auto configuration with blanks for manual settings and no clear header saying those blanks were for manual configuration. The instructions on that screen also read more like they were written for a computer programmer rather than an end user. That all being said, the real disappointment is the slow, slow, slow backup speed So far it's taken 2 hours to backup 75GB. And it seems to take 2-5 minutes to startup. What's with that? The Apple rep told me this was the latest and greatest and it is the future, but honestly it's at least five times slower than what it's replacing. Maybe it will get better after the first backup, I don't know, but right out of the box it's a disappointment for backup. The Wi-Fi seems to work good, but that's not really the main reason why I bought it. Remember, Time Machine backs up every hour and at that slow speed it's going to be running into itself If I add more than 40GB of data.

    16 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Get this now!

    • Written by from ATLANTA

    For years we suffered with a router that required daily rebooting. The Time Capsule does its job all day, every day. You do nothing.

    We have Comcast service and the measured speed on Apple devices has gone from 7 MB down to a blazing 50 Mbps. Wireless range has improved and setup is a snap.

    Yes, it's a tad pricy, but you get what you pay for. Get one and enjoy it.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Careful with packaging!!

    • Written by from Carrboro

    I read many reviews complaining about the packaging.. I thought they all sounded whiny but I went ahead and expected hazard when opening so I was really really careful ...and it STILL dropped out of the box and crashed on the floor! There is no way to prepare for the unboxing of this poorly-packaged product ..maybe just do it over a bunch of pillows. You've been warned! (again)

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very highly recommended

    • Written by from San Francisco

    My old (version 5) Airport Time Machine has worked well, but the signal did not reach everywhere in our three-story house. I had read that the signal strength might improve with newer devices, so on a whim I decided to buy this new version. The setup could not have been easier, even by Apple standards--I moved the modem cable to the new Airport and plugged it in. Upon opening Airport Utility, the new device was identified and the new device seamlessly replaced the old. So none of my devices, including Apple TV, the kids' video game consoles, and even a Samsung Blu-ray player had to rejoin (the last one is pretty annoyingly cumbersome). Out of curiosity I clicked on my old Airport and the utility asked me if I wanted to use it to extend the network. I placed it elsewhere in the house and it works great.

    Speeds? On SpeedTest I went from (Comcast cable) 18Mb/sec to 36Mb/sec. Pretty incredible for a few minutes of setup.

    9 of 10 people found this useful