AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

$379.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 43 reviews

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Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It’s also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support. Choose from 2TB and 3TB models. Learn more about AirPort Time Capsule

  • Automatic wireless backup.

    AirPort Time Capsule includes a 2TB or 3TB hard drive that works with Time Machine in OS X to create the perfect no-hassle backup solution.1 There are no cables, and you can back up all the Mac computers in your home to a central location — automatically, wirelessly, and in the background.

    Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

    With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Time Capsule gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal.2 And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

    Designed with performance in mind.

    With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Time Capsule now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them — three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

    Easy setup for iOS and OS X.

    Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Time Capsule and use the built-in setup assistant to create your new wireless network in just a few taps from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you’re using a Mac, use the built-in AirPort Utility. Setup is just as fast and just as easy.

    Share your hard drive or printer.

    AirPort Time Capsule can turn any external USB hard drive into a secure drive you can share across your Wi-Fi network. So all the documents, videos, photos, and other files instantly become available to anyone, Mac and PC users alike. You can even connect a printer and share it wirelessly.

    Compatibility and security.

    Any Wi-Fi device you have will work with AirPort Time Capsule. That’s because it’s compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications. And since AirPort Time Capsule features a built-in firewall that protects your network from malicious Internet attacks, you can enjoy the web with peace of mind.

  • What's in the Box?

    • AirPort Time Capsule
    • Printed documentation
    • Power cord
  • Tech Specs

    Size and Weight

    • Height: 6.6 inches (168 mm)
    • Width: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Depth: 3.85 inches (98 mm)
    • Weight: 3.26 pounds (1.48 kg)3

    Connections and Expansion

    • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port
    • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports
    • USB 2.0
    • Built-in power supply

    Wireless

    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac2
    • Beamforming antenna array
    • Simultaneous dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz

    Number of Users

    • 50
  • System Requirements

    Setup and Administration

    • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3
    • iOS device with iOS 6 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3

    Backup Using Time Machine

    • Mac with OS X v10.5.7 or later

    Wireless Device Access

    • Any Wi-Fi-enabled device that uses the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac specification

    Shared Printing with a USB Printer

    • Mac with OS X v10.2.7 or later
    • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

    Shared USB Hard Drive

    • Mac with OS X v10.4.8 or later
    • PC with Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (SP1), or Windows 8

Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Brilliant, couldn't be happier so far

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Did i NEED it? Not sure, had a airport extreme and express (to extend range) in home and decided to replace both with this 3TB 201 Did i NEED it? Not sure, had a airport extreme and express (to extend range) in home and decided to replace both with this 3TB 2013 Time Capsule and have an easy backup drive built in, so far excellent. Range seems to be way better, set up was a breeze, just left everything at default settings (didn't mess with channels, or 5gz) and so far getting my paid for speeds throughout the house on speedtest on iPhone 5's, macbook pro retina, air, iPads etc. The time machine backup is also amazingly a breeze, backing up 3 different machines, don't have to partition the drive based on which machine, you just tell it to backup to the time capsule and it figures it out for you. Love it. One small minor wish, Apple make a BLACK one please, it would blend in with people's components better like the apple tv, but whatever.

    • Written by from ENCINO

    533 of 564 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Brilliant, couldn't be happier so far
  • Redesign Rocks

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, love it, love it!

    So much faster and the range is insane. I can get a signal a block away!

    And all the extra storag Love it, love it, love it!

    So much faster and the range is insane. I can get a signal a block away!

    And all the extra storage, Thanks Apple....keep up the great work.

    More more more...

    • Written by from Yorba Linda

    412 of 460 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Redesign Rocks
  • Easy to setup, works well

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I found this extremely easy to setup and it is working well. I am really happy with the Bonjour printing support. On my Mac it w I found this extremely easy to setup and it is working well. I am really happy with the Bonjour printing support. On my Mac it worked without any changes. On my Windows 7 box, I downloaded the Bonjour driver and then it worked.

    The time machine backup is going to take 18 hours for starters but after that I'm looking forward to having constant backups on the mac.

    This unit is larger than I expected, about the size of a brick. It is quite heavy, probably from the hard drive within.

    Overall, I'm happy with this purchase.

    • Written by from Cypress

    375 of 407 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Easy to setup, works well
  • Great Combination

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I replaced a Linksys E4200 WiFi with the AirPort Time Capsule 3TB. First thing i noticed, the improved signal strength and speed. I replaced a Linksys E4200 WiFi with the AirPort Time Capsule 3TB. First thing i noticed, the improved signal strength and speed. I am able to use wireless N 5GHz on my devices without any issues. Setup was very easy except the limited selections for IP settings on the network. I like to use a custom IP, but with this device, only limited to 3 static choices in the IPv4 range. Also, you cannot limit the number of connections on the Guest WiFi.
    There are only 3 Ethernet ports. I guess Apple wants us to use the Wifi.
    The built-in 3TB HDD is great for Apple's Time Machine.
    There is drawback that AppleCare is not available for the product. Not sure if I need it since all my Apple devices has not failed in 3 years that i owned them.
    The design is great.

    • Written by from MEMPHIS
    Was this useful? Great Combination
  • wireless network is terrible! much worse signal strength than older model!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    The signal strength from my old Time Capsule was MUCH better. It is so bad that I had to set up my old Time Machine nearby and th The signal strength from my old Time Capsule was MUCH better. It is so bad that I had to set up my old Time Machine nearby and then use it to extend my wireless network to get reliable signals in my home. It still "drops" my signal at various times (the old Time Machine never did that!) and ticks me off when I am trying to download something, listen to music, or watch a video. I have been through the setup for this thing multiple times and have even reset it to factory settings, then tried setting it up again. Nothing works. Sorry to have spent $399 for such a piece of junk!

    • Written by from Frederick

    5 of 6 people found this useful

    Was this useful? wireless network is terrible! much worse signal strength than older model!
  • Very Happy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 an 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.

    • Written by from Scottsdale
    Was this useful? Very Happy

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