• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    worst apple product

    • Written by from Chelmsford

    ....two hours of trying and the airport time capsule I bought just won't connect, sadly the instructions that where supplied where just so vague it was laughable, while I like apple products, this has to be the worst experience I have had with an apple product, sadly its going back to the shop

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    That's 2 days of my life I won't get back

    • Written by from Sheffield

    Awful product. Great idea in principal however in practice dreadful. After 3 hours struggling to get my mac to find the drive it finally started the initial back up. Next morning all appeared well however after a quick check through the back up list only 1 further successful back up had been done. Set it to back up and it started. After 10 minutes it stopped as it. "Couldn't find the disk". Tried resetting, restoring, erasing all to no joy. Airport started telling me that the drive needed repair however after not being able to find any way to do this I erased the drive and started again only then for the drive to completely disappear of my list in finder.

    There are a number of 4/5 star reviews and it appears that these things either work or they don't. Personally I'm glad it failed before I had anything important on it. I'm going back to my manual back ups with a local USB drive. Far more reliable and recoverable should the worse happen and it fail.

    Cracking Apple idea but either poor implementation or poor components. Really not worth the hassle or expense. There are far cheaper and more reliable alternatives out there.

    Mine has gone back to the shop for a refund.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died within a week

    • Written by from Alderley Edge

    Initial Time Machine back-up took 12 hours via Ethernet (this is recommended as Wi-Fi would have taken days). Once set up on Wi-Fi, backing up worked for a week. The next attempt to back-up revealed that the Time Capsule had corrupted and even Disk Utility couldn't see it, let alone repair it (Apple Forums suggested the corruption may have been been due to 'interference'), so I lost all my Time Machine back-ups. I also didn't notice much improvement in speed of devices on Wi-Fi, so would be suspicious of the '3x' faster claim.

    Of course, your Time Capsule may not corrupt at all...

    47 of 66 people found this useful