• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great job @ $50 a year - which hits technology upgrade point

    • Written by from Los Gatos

    This is my third time capsule in about 15 years. It serves as a router (incoming WAN from cable modem to HP LAN switch); wireless access point (part of a wireless canopy with 3 airport express); and time machine target. This purchase replaced a Time Capsule from 2008. Installation was a no brainer. I left the other Time Capsule powered up. When I started the new Time Capsule, it asked if I wanted to copy the settings from the old Time Capsule. Click Yes. Done.

    It does its job beautifully. The backups - Time Machine - from the macs in the house has never failed. I've used it only half a dozen times over the years, but when you need it, you need it.

    It is a consumer grade product which means expect it to last about 5 years or so.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice!

    • Written by from Lawton

    Pros - I am an Apple product lover, but was very sceptical about this Time capsule. The set up was very simple and easy. The range was superior to any other wifi I had prior. The speed as well was super fast with all 8 of my Apple products in my house. I would recommend this to anyone.

    Cons - I thought the Time capsule would be able to be used to backup ALL apple products, iPhones included. I was wrong. Only for Mac computers. I recommend in the future that iPhones can be backed up on here(but then why would we have to pay for the cloud). Lastly I just couldn't get the time capsule to work with my current router as a range extender.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disapointed

    • Written by from Calla Vinyes

    Bought the new time capsule when I up graded desk top and lap top. Unit is very disapointing. My mobile devices constantly fall off the wifi and I must re boot to frequently to re establish connectivity. Using the time capsule, the unit also looses the ip of the desk top (hard wired to it) and the lap top pro. You get one back up and then you must reboot the device and modem. Hate it, have re connected my old airport (works like a charm) and will be throwing this time capsule in the bin,

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had to take it back - useless

    • Written by from alameda

    So I had the last version, but I don't think these problems have been fixed.
    It backs up every hour - you cannot tell it to just back up at night. Every hour, it slows your internet to a crawl for every internet machine in the house. Horrifying. And you cannot tell it to just back up once a day or once a week. I went to the genius bar in person to check on this. Horrible. So your internet keeps going slow every hour. It cannot back up without slowing the connection. It is a useless machine. I returned it - got an Airport Extreme (good) and got a backup hard drive elsewhere.

    Do not buy this!

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing! All wifi gripes eliminated immediately!

    • Written by from New Haven

    This little guy was an absolutely wonderful investment. All of my gripes and complaints about my wifi network (slow speed, poor range, cutting out) are gone. I can't recommend this machine enough. Plug and play- in just a few simple steps, my brand new network was ready to go, as was my Time Machine backup. A must-have for tech enthusiasts, pros, and beginners alike.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Apple / Even though I lost my memories PUN INTENDED! Returning Mañana

    • Written by from Stamford

    I purchased this AirPort Time Capsule as an emergency where I had to send iMac to apple so I needed to back up my files,... I got this out of box with the easy to set up feature but!!!!!!!!!! Later was warned that this device is not meant to be used as an external drive. AND,... it is a stand a lone router meaning you can't plug this device in thinking it will generate an ip address and just work. no no no honey,... I love apple till death but rocking to the beat of your own drum all the time is getting annoying. I was warned DON NOT save files to this unit like and external,... it is only meant for backing up 1 - 10 computers via time capsule AND through the use of the Wifi ofr internet. THAT is it. so after I was warned,.... now that my photos and music from since my third Mac days 2001,... and now memories and all gone. The folders are grey but damaged. Please please stop advertising this as a WiFi Router and external drive in one. it is a Wifi TimeMachine back up unit. Where is Steve when I need him

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best router and backup drive!

    • Written by from SAN FRANCISCO

    I got this after numerous configurations of Airport Extremes and Airport Expresses, and just as it says, it set up almost instantly and seamlessly. Faster speeds, quick wireless backuos, instant recognition of my printers and Air Play devices without a concern. Well worth the price and the minimal effort!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New AirPort Time Capsule User

    • Written by from Singapore

    Was a bit apprehensive after reading all the negative comments. Still go ahead by faith in Apple and I was not disappointed.
    Setup and wireless backup was easy. Wifi signal was good too.
    Now lets hope it lasts :)

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Shorter range than previous generation

    • Written by

    I bought a new Airport time 2TB capsule to replace my last 2TB time capsule. After installation (thank you apple help) we noticed the retransmitted range was shorter. Don't know why, just an observation, nothing else changed in the house but the router.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous router

    • Written by from Okotoks

    Fabulous!!
    Easy to setup, great signal strength, 802.11ac is a huge improvement and the time capsule is soooo easy to work with and fast.
    I stored 300GB in a few hours. Setup took less than 15 minutes, plug and play. This is the only way to go for a home network and fast wireless.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed me when I needed it

    • Written by from Atlanta

    Do not trust this product. I needed to restore from backup and it took 36 hours. Then it lost the start-up disk. I had to reinstall OS X, and now all sorts of things are missing or are different from what they were supposed to be.

    This product is supposed to revert your system back to a point of time. It completely failed me when I needed it to work. I regret trusting it.

    23 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Ready to give up on time capsule!

    • Written by from Dallas

    I am not really enjoying my time capsule! The 1st one that I purchased the Wi-Fi was faster than the cable modem that came with my service but as soon as I tried to back up one of my Mac it stop at 15% and said hard disk is damage and needs repair. I took that one back the next day to my local Apple store where they swapped it out when I told the associate what had happen she stated to back up my Mac’s for the first time via Ethernet. Once I set up the new time capsule it had a hard time staying connected with my internet and I got the say error again (hard disk needs repair) even with me trying the Ethernet back up.
    So back to the Apple store I go!!!!

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    2 Issues with Time Capsule

    • Written by from Toronto

    Actually, OS X Yosemite 10.10.2 UNDID my wireless access to backup - I now have to be connected to my Airport Time Capsule (an older version) via ethernet. So backups are not happening automatically (my only cable is old, broken tab, needs to be carefully set up) my data is at risk. Looked for help on forum, just found others with same issue. Also - have not understood how the wi-fi router in Time Capsule is supposed to work with the wireless router that brings internet into my house: my ISP people tell me that the two routers will simply "fight with each other", undermining my internet delivery. Wish I could find answers more easily about this product.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so great as a wireless router!

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    I have bought the AirPort Time Capsule 6 months ago and don't get me wrong it's a great solution to back up your mac but it has really weak wifi network. I have tried so many things (changing channels, moving it to another location) but it constantly fails to deliver. It doesn't really matter if it works on 2.4Ghz or 5GHz. Before I was using Sky Router and Talktalk Router and both of them was much more powerful in delivering wireless internet. Sometimes I can't get a wifi while in another room or bedroom. Standing outside just by my lounge windows where AirPort Time Capsule is located and neither iPhone or iPad can't find the wifi. Big fail for Apple.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth Every Penny

    • Written by from New York

    This is the best router + NAS + backup storage. Works great with any USB Printer, USB Hub, External HDD and very easy to setup.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    3 years later and still runs perfect

    • Written by from Kanata

    Got this three years ago as a way for me to back up my hard drive, and to use as a router as I was going off to school. I have never had a single issue or problem with it. The router capabilities are fantastic and it significantly increases the range for the internet. Tried a WD backup but had a few issues with it, so decided to upgrade to this. Love it and still do.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Recommend

    • Written by from Apo

    Well, I'll keep this short and professional. I have owned my Time Capsule for one year and eight months. Last month it started haveing a error code saying it was overheating, I took it into Apple they looked at it told me the fan was out and can't be fixed. Of course it is past the one year; I do not feel this product is a wise investment. I would also say I am a huge Apple fan but haveing some bad luck with their products lately losing faith in Apple.

    50 of 57 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    This packaging is an embarassment

    • Written by from Salem

    Isn't apple a company that prides itself on the presentation of a product? There is way too long of a track record reporting issues with the packaging. Unfortunately I didn't see them before I opened mine. I've converted basically 100% to apple products in the last 2 years and have been generally happy with quality.

    This story sounds like a joke but I promise it's not.

    I, like the hoards of others, opened the product 'wrong'. Due to the resistance created by designing the base of the package and the cover in such a way that little to no air can escape as the two pieces are being separated, it takes an extra bit of force remove the cover. Certainly not a lot but enough that I realized (after the fact) that I had put in a little more effort than I would have otherwise had to.

    Combine that with the fact that the recess at the base of the packaging is WAY too shallow. I measured it as an inch. The thing is holding a $300 brick with a hard drive and sharper edges. What moron thought it was a good idea to design the packaging for that piece of equipment like that? Please for the love of all that is holy make sure that guy does not ever get a chance to design a bridge. "Yeah that holes plenty deep enough, just throw the beam in. Foundations? Who needs em!"

    Anyways I opened the package and needless to say the thing tipped right off the base. My unfortunate split second reaction to seeing my brand new $300 toy brick plummeting towards a tile floor was to stick my foot out. In a 'kicking' motion if you will. Like when one is juggling a soccer ball and it takes a bad bounce. You know it's going to the ground but you make a flailing effort to revive it anyways. Maybe 1 in 5 times you make sufficient contact and the ball pops back up. I made sufficient contact alright, but my iBrick did not pop back up. I struck it flush with my bare foot, shin. It was honestly the most painful experience I've had in the last several years. It is a distinct possibility I have multiple broken bones.

    Other than that, I'm loving my time capsule so far!

    0 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USELESS DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from beaconsfield

    2nd capsule and same intermittent problem powering down no back up no internet.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect backup system

    • Written by from Dublin

    My wireless network is 3-4 times faster and extremely easy to configure and upgrade

    1 of 1 people found this useful