• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    • Written by from Great Ayton

    Easy to set-up out of the box, bearing in mind you'll need your username and password related to your ISP account to hand. Very straightforward to get Time Machine set-up for multiple accounts and machines, and the back-ups were pretty fast too. It's an expensive buy, but seems worth it for the kit you're getting, a good base station plus spacious hard drive, and piece of mind that everything is being regularly backed-up (and with Power Nap this is made even easier, happening over WiFi whilst the computer's in Sleep mode, if plugged into a power adaptor).

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product but beware of awful packaging, falling time capsules....

    • Written by from CHIPPENHAM

    This new version of the Time Capsule is an excellent refresh of the Time Capsule lineup and replaces the previous Time Capsule I bought 6 months ago as I want the ac wireless and improved range. This TC has a much smaller footprint on my desk and it's wireless range is greatly improved. The ease of setting this TC up means a 5 year old could probably do this. The automatic backups give great peace of mind too. If you have a lot of data or like to backup your mac regularly then i recommend you buy this. You won’t regret it. Sure it’s not cheap, but it does the job like no other backup drive/system.

    CAUTION: IF YOU’RE LOOKING TO BUYING THIS....WHEN IT ARRIVES, MAKE SURE THAT YOU OPEN THE TIME CAPSULE BOX ON A BED OR A SIMILARLY CUSHIONED SURFACE. YOUR TIME CAPSULE WILL MOST LIKELY FALL OUT OF THE BOX AND ONTO THE SURFACE UNDERNEATH AS MINE DID....

    Luckily I had read a previous review and I was still very careful, however when I opened mine over the bed it still fell out of the box. If I had not read this review I would most likely have opened it on my desk as I do most of my purchases and I would now have a dented/chipped/damaged time capsule. And Apple one severely annoyed customer…

    APPLE - YOU REALLY HAVE TO IMPROVE ON THE PACKAGING FOR THIS PRODUCT and I'm deducting a whole 1 star just because of the LAME-ASS packaging. It really is awful and detracts from what should be and for the whole is a very easy and stress-free setup. I've used other backup drives and this is the best. Don't let some shoddy packaging ruin it.

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB 2 Connectivity ?

    • Written by from North Harrow

    Plus points: easy to set up and looks very good.
    Negatives: USB 2. why not USB 3 or, even better, thunderbolt.

    I bought this to consolidate my movie and TV collections, which are spread amongst various hard drives at present. Im sure it will work ok but the time to transfer 1TB of data is coming up as 2 days (hard wired)

    29 of 34 people found this useful