• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Powerful under the hood

    • Written by from Lafayette

    Being a wireless & security tech, I chose to test this device before making it the heart of my home network. What I discovered is that not only is the wireless rock solid when the device is placed properly in the premises (which many people neglect), but the easy-as-pie administration via AirPort Utility is surprisingly flexible and powerful. I was able to set up a very secure network with a hidden BSSID, a fairly secure guest network that broadcasts (think honeypot), and easily added extenders (Extreme and Extreme+) that allow me full streaming signal strength across 1 acre of property and anywhere in the house. The networking is in bridged mode so I get DHCP IPs from the cable modem, thus avoiding dual-NAT. Despite all the fiddling I do with my Macs, they all get backed up automatically and the drive and printer sharing has worked as well. I always take the time to make sure I'm spending my money smartly, but there simply wasn't any other product on the market as solid as this that could perform all of these functions, reliably and without a ton of drivers and setup time.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best wireless ROUTER/BACKUP solution out there!

    • Written by from Juneau

    This is by far the most functional and most controllable (with app) router via any iDevice/Mac! I love how it stable and quickly it backs up my MacBook Pro and other household Mac devices. It is possible to use it as a stand alone 'network drive' but that's not what this device is designed to be. Like I said, it is possible, you just have to search the 'net for the "how-to".

    The internet connection is solid. Initially, it wasn't, but after updating the firmware, it runs like a champ. I have never had to reset this router at all since then (it's been at least 6 months or maybe even longer).

    The tech specs and description speaks for itself, but if you use this as it is intended to be used (a backup source, hence 'time capsule' not 'network drive'); you will be more than pleased with it's speed, range and durability.

    I'm so tired of these 1 star reviews tainting the final overall score of this exceptional product. Use it for what it is and rate it for what it's supposed to do, not what you were hoping it would or wouldn't be!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE this thing!

    • Written by from Moorhead

    It's too bad about the experience the negative reviewers have had... Here's how my experience started:
    1) Receive the device a day sooner than expected
    2) Took it home over lunch break, opened the package, verified it was in perfect shape (it was)
    3) Removed my Netgear NightHawk router from my LAN
    4) Plugged necessary data cables into the device, then powered it up
    5) Made a trip to the next room to my iMac
    6) Spent PRECISELY three (3) minutes turning on Time Capsule and configuring the device via the Airport app in "Utilities"
    7) Started the first backup of my iMac (588 Gigs)
    8) Made and devoured a party pizza (15 minutes)
    9) Went to check, and discovered that everything was already done!

    Fast, easy and, considering the backup potential with 3 TB, not terribly expensive. For real-world testing, I ran five speed tests using www.speedtest.net, and my 50/5MB connection tested at 48.6/4.73 via wireless.

    HAPPY CUSTOMER!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love This!!

    • Written by from miami

    Is it expensive? yes... is it worth it? yes, at least for me... I have no idea why people say they had problem with the setup cause I did it all in my old iphone with absolutely no problems in less than 3 minutes. Love the design, is heavy but it needs to be is a back up plus you don't want it to easily knocked to the floor. I bought 3TB not that I needed it but why not?

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great; Now!!

    • Written by from Desert Hot Springs

    Had problems with the 2.4GHz band quitting intermittently. Called support and they replaced. Same thing with the replacement. So after much troubleshooting and head scratching; had an "ah ha" moment and moved the device a couple of feet away. It is now "rock solid". Still don't know why but it works; that's all that matters!!

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy install

    • Written by from Valencia

    Easiest install ever. Had Time Capsule up and running in under 5 minutes. Had a 5th Gen Time Capsule and left it powered so the new one asked to copy settings and that was it. Done! Added an Airport Extreme to expand network and then finally re-added back in the original time machine to not only expand the network with 3 devices now have 2 time machines. The Time Machine asks which disks to back up to and since there are 2 is asks if I want to alternate backups on each one. Great Idea! Yes I do for redundancy.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!!

    • Written by from Lakeland

    After having a bad experience with another (different brand) back-up drive, I decided to give the Time Capsule a try. While expensive, I have found it is worth every penny. It serves as a 3TB back-up drive AND a 802.11ac router. AC wireless routers are expensive, so considering this gives you a cutting edge WiFi router in addition to 3TB of back-up storage, you really do get a lot of bang for your buck. Besides, it has been very reliable and is quite nice looking to boot. I would highly recommend this product!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from SOUTH EUCLID

    A few weeks ago, I ordered this to replace my first or second gen (don't recall, it's been a while) Time Capsule. The old one was a refurb, and had seen better days. Signal strength was weakening, backup had stopped, it was refreshing IP and dropping connections. There are at least 10 devices in my house connecting all at the same time. I work from home. I was hesitant to order this one based on some of the reviews. If you're like me, don't hesitate. It's great.

    Setup was a breeze. Did it from my iPhone. Backups from my Apple laptop started immediately. All devices connected seamlessly; no need to go through the password routine. Xbox, iPhones, Android phones, printers, Kindles, two work laptops, one personal laptop and more --- lots going on.

    Signal strength is outstanding. I get 5 bars on my Windows laptop (my main work device) consistently, dropping to 4 at the lowest. I do a lot of VOIP talking through this laptop and voice quality in and out is good. Page loading is fast. Document uploads and downloads are great. I have good cable speed and could never understand why my uploads/downloads were so slow. This device has addressed that.

    And lastly, the design is typically Apple genius. The vertical presence is much more friendly to being put on your desk top. Instead of hiding under some shelf and collecting months' worth of dust, it sits there like it's supposed to be there.

    If it starts to fizzle out, I'll be sure to post another review, but so far -- Fantastic.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    I've had the 3TB TC for about six months or so. It has been excellent. I connect my three Macs, MP 5,1 (just sold), 2012 mini and 2012 MBP by Ethernet when on my desk. The MBP and iPhone 5c frequently use WiFi. I've had no configuration or connection issues at all.

    The poor thing has even been tortured a little bit by having the reconfigured mini and sold Mac Pro sparsebundles deleted. On another occasion I deleted the TC just to start out fresh with TM backups from the mini and MBP.

    For awhile the TC was holding backups from all three Macs. Could I be happier? Sure, another couple of Ethernet ports and a 4TB or 5TB option.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless installation and connectivity

    • Written by from Singapore

    The way my apartment is designed, I needed two 'networks' in the home - one for the front and one for the back. The problem was that in order to print I had to go to the back to print. I also had the old Time Capsule in the back and the Time Machine on my laptops would only work when I was in the back of the flat. Unfortunately, the old Time Capsule had only 1TB space, which was insufficient for 2 Macs in the home.
    Decided to buy this new AirPort Time Capsule. Awesome connectivity. The whole home is covered with printing, scanning and backup for the 2 Macs. I now use, the old Time Capsule to save my Photo and Music libraries.
    No regrets - as usual.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect...

    • Written by from Media

    added this unit to expand my wifi network and to use for storage. set up was simple and it performs flawlessly. the new wifi channel's range is unreal! buy it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the $$$!

    • Written by from Memphis

    We had a HD failure and immediately regretted not having one of these. The setup was easy and only took 5 minutes. I have not yet seen the speed enhancement that reviews have talked about so thats a bummer.

    My only gripe is that it didn't come with a CAT 5/network cable. For $399, it should come with it even if its only a 3-5ft cable, simply because you need it. It wouldn't take much talent to throw one in the box. From a manufacturer cost perspective cables are dirt cheap.

    The minute your MB Pro, iMac, or any IOS device fails it'll be worth its weight in gold.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, fast, and excellent signal strength.

    • Written by from CLEARWATER

    I am very impressed of how easy and fast it was to be up and running took all of 3 minutes after clicking for the first time.

    1st the back up is easy and fast, and best of all its automatic.
    2nd its all very seamless, to save to , access, and have in your house.
    3rd its a ton of storage that will take a bit to fill up, but with ethernet and USB expandability you can add plenty more.

    Buy it so worth it, and my wifi signal is nearly goof a block and half away.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My first 3TB Time Capsule

    • Written by from Peoria Heights

    I walked into the store in search for a decent size capacity hard drive and in the back of my mind was hardwired G drive maybe with 1TB of storage. The associate recommended the time capsule and unlike me I did not ask a trillion questions, nor did I research the item before I made the purchase. Its fantastic to access and save to 3TB, in addition I can access with all my iOS devices over there wireless web. Im still researching how to access the time capsule over cellular, but so far Im coming up empty handed. I give this item a very high rating due to the size, space and honestly folks about everywhere we go we have wireless access. Its like having your own cloud.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Product In the World

    • Written by

    Love you Apple

    9 of 68 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super easy setup, flawless operation

    • Written by from White Lake

    I've set up several wireless routers at home offices and other people's homes but this is by far the simplest setup of all. When I finished the installation process, I couldn't believe I was actually done! I thought the process went too quickly and that I might have missed a step somewhere because the setup process was so fast, but I verified internet connectivity and voila'! I set up each wireless device in our home and we were up and running faster than my Keurig can brew a single cup of coffee!

    Love my 3TB Time Capsule. I've been using it for several weeks now and haven't had a single hiccup. I have a Wifi extender which is plugged in 2 floors above the router and I get 24mbps up and 5mbps down. Streaming Netflix in the spare bedroom won't be a problem with the range, directivity and reliability of this amazing product.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Apple

    • Written by from Milton

    Had a cicso wireless, it was old but it worked well, but I wanted more power and more TM space. This device is perfect. Looks great, so simple to set up and wireless backup. 2 iPhones, iPad, macair and iMac all have WAY stronger wireless connection with this classy looking white brick. So does the PS3 in the far corner of the basement. Way to go Apple!!!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best yet!

    • Written by from New Dundee

    We have an older 500G time capsule and a 2TB. This 3TB replaced both and has much better range. Setup is the easiest I've ever encountered. If you want a headache buy something from the competition. If you want the best and easy setup buy this.

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing

    • Written by from WAITE PARK

    Had the airport express decided to upgrade to apples new technology and built in hard drive and I was stunned and amazed how much faster my Internet is and the range is super crazy ..... Apple truly is just amazing........

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, works well

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Coverage is much better than last time capsule.
    Vertical design takes up less space, only hiccup is unplugging the Cat cables.
    Overall 5 stars.

    49 of 57 people found this useful