AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB

$379.00

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 58 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.
  • 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 (3.5 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

    641 of 675 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

    494 of 549 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

    447 of 481 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Easy to setup, works well
  • Powerful under the hood

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Being a wireless & security tech, I chose to test this device before making it the heart of my home network. What I discovered is 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.

    • Written by from Lafayette

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Powerful under the hood
  • The best wireless ROUTER/BACKUP solution out there!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is by far the most functional and most controllable (with app) router via any iDevice/Mac! I love how it stable and quickly 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!

    • Written by from Juneau

    1 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? The best wireless ROUTER/BACKUP solution out there!
  • Very unstable, and Airport Utility is virtually useless

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for the first year. Now it is very unstable. Every time we run Airport Utility the Time Capsule "cannot be found". We have Worked for the first year. Now it is very unstable. Every time we run Airport Utility the Time Capsule "cannot be found". We have to power recycle the Time Capsule. Every time! Then one and only one of our many devices kept dropping off of the LAN until I changed IPv6 settings on both Time Capsule and iMac. Really, Apple? Apple tech support has zero clue as to why this is happening and refuses to help. My Time Capsule is essentially becoming a very, very expensive paperweight. Thanks a lot, Apple!

    • Written by from BALTIMORE

    9 of 10 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Very unstable, and Airport Utility is virtually useless

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