• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by from SOUTH EUCLID

    A few weeks ago, I ordered this to replace my first or second gen (don't recall, it's been a while) Time Capsule. The old one was a refurb, and had seen better days. Signal strength was weakening, backup had stopped, it was refreshing IP and dropping connections. There are at least 10 devices in my house connecting all at the same time. I work from home. I was hesitant to order this one based on some of the reviews. If you're like me, don't hesitate. It's great.

    Setup was a breeze. Did it from my iPhone. Backups from my Apple laptop started immediately. All devices connected seamlessly; no need to go through the password routine. Xbox, iPhones, Android phones, printers, Kindles, two work laptops, one personal laptop and more --- lots going on.

    Signal strength is outstanding. I get 5 bars on my Windows laptop (my main work device) consistently, dropping to 4 at the lowest. I do a lot of VOIP talking through this laptop and voice quality in and out is good. Page loading is fast. Document uploads and downloads are great. I have good cable speed and could never understand why my uploads/downloads were so slow. This device has addressed that.

    And lastly, the design is typically Apple genius. The vertical presence is much more friendly to being put on your desk top. Instead of hiding under some shelf and collecting months' worth of dust, it sits there like it's supposed to be there.

    If it starts to fizzle out, I'll be sure to post another review, but so far -- Fantastic.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Happy

    • Written by from Scottsdale

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Seamless installation and connectivity

    • Written by from Singapore

    The way my apartment is designed, I needed two 'networks' in the home - one for the front and one for the back. The problem was that in order to print I had to go to the back to print. I also had the old Time Capsule in the back and the Time Machine on my laptops would only work when I was in the back of the flat. Unfortunately, the old Time Capsule had only 1TB space, which was insufficient for 2 Macs in the home.
    Decided to buy this new AirPort Time Capsule. Awesome connectivity. The whole home is covered with printing, scanning and backup for the 2 Macs. I now use, the old Time Capsule to save my Photo and Music libraries.
    No regrets - as usual.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    perfect...

    • Written by from Media

    added this unit to expand my wifi network and to use for storage. set up was simple and it performs flawlessly. the new wifi channel's range is unreal! buy it.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the $$$!

    • Written by from Memphis

    We had a HD failure and immediately regretted not having one of these. The setup was easy and only took 5 minutes. I have not yet seen the speed enhancement that reviews have talked about so thats a bummer.

    My only gripe is that it didn't come with a CAT 5/network cable. For $399, it should come with it even if its only a 3-5ft cable, simply because you need it. It wouldn't take much talent to throw one in the box. From a manufacturer cost perspective cables are dirt cheap.

    The minute your MB Pro, iMac, or any IOS device fails it'll be worth its weight in gold.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, fast, and excellent signal strength.

    • Written by from CLEARWATER

    I am very impressed of how easy and fast it was to be up and running took all of 3 minutes after clicking for the first time.

    1st the back up is easy and fast, and best of all its automatic.
    2nd its all very seamless, to save to , access, and have in your house.
    3rd its a ton of storage that will take a bit to fill up, but with ethernet and USB expandability you can add plenty more.

    Buy it so worth it, and my wifi signal is nearly goof a block and half away.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    My first 3TB Time Capsule

    • Written by from Peoria Heights

    I walked into the store in search for a decent size capacity hard drive and in the back of my mind was hardwired G drive maybe with 1TB of storage. The associate recommended the time capsule and unlike me I did not ask a trillion questions, nor did I research the item before I made the purchase. Its fantastic to access and save to 3TB, in addition I can access with all my iOS devices over there wireless web. Im still researching how to access the time capsule over cellular, but so far Im coming up empty handed. I give this item a very high rating due to the size, space and honestly folks about everywhere we go we have wireless access. Its like having your own cloud.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Product In the World

    • Written by

    Love you Apple

    7 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super easy setup, flawless operation

    • Written by from White Lake

    I've set up several wireless routers at home offices and other people's homes but this is by far the simplest setup of all. When I finished the installation process, I couldn't believe I was actually done! I thought the process went too quickly and that I might have missed a step somewhere because the setup process was so fast, but I verified internet connectivity and voila'! I set up each wireless device in our home and we were up and running faster than my Keurig can brew a single cup of coffee!

    Love my 3TB Time Capsule. I've been using it for several weeks now and haven't had a single hiccup. I have a Wifi extender which is plugged in 2 floors above the router and I get 24mbps up and 5mbps down. Streaming Netflix in the spare bedroom won't be a problem with the range, directivity and reliability of this amazing product.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love Apple

    • Written by from Milton

    Had a cicso wireless, it was old but it worked well, but I wanted more power and more TM space. This device is perfect. Looks great, so simple to set up and wireless backup. 2 iPhones, iPad, macair and iMac all have WAY stronger wireless connection with this classy looking white brick. So does the PS3 in the far corner of the basement. Way to go Apple!!!

    11 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best yet!

    • Written by from New Dundee

    We have an older 500G time capsule and a 2TB. This 3TB replaced both and has much better range. Setup is the easiest I've ever encountered. If you want a headache buy something from the competition. If you want the best and easy setup buy this.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simply amazing

    • Written by from WAITE PARK

    Had the airport express decided to upgrade to apples new technology and built in hard drive and I was stunned and amazed how much faster my Internet is and the range is super crazy ..... Apple truly is just amazing........

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup, works well

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Coverage is much better than last time capsule.
    Vertical design takes up less space, only hiccup is unplugging the Cat cables.
    Overall 5 stars.

    42 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Airport Extreme - 3TB Blitzkreig..

    • Written by from Bangkok

    This is one of the best and fastest router and Time Capsule in one product I have owned. My Belkin 1200ac is now history. The product setup took 2 minutes after I took it out of the box and connected the power and internet cable to it.

    It immediately updated the firmware and asked if I wanted to connect all other devices. I hit yes and it was all over in 2 minutes.

    As a PC user before I went all Mac... this product was a seamless connection for me. My Mac Book pros in the house all seamlessly connected to it. In terms of security the security of the Mac's connectivity to my older router was preserved on this and moved to point to the Airport.

    In conclusion its far easier to plug and really play not like the PCs out there and pundits who want to tweak this and that. However after seeing how my iPads, iPhones, Macs and Mac Book pros connecting instantaneously I was over whelmed. My older backup PC was also a breeze in connecting. None of the 192.. blah blah blah.dot not working stuff and going to Belkin and they routing me to Microsoft blaming software configurations etc etc and after 2 weeks nothing.

    Happy to envangelise this product to all my friends...and family..

    71 of 75 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    wow

    • Written by from Montreal

    I bought one. It's very simple, you just need to set a password. If you buy, you never regret. >.<

    26 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant, couldn't be happier so far

    • Written by from ENCINO

    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.

    543 of 574 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Redesign Rocks

    • Written by from Yorba Linda

    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...

    418 of 467 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to setup, works well

    • Written by from Cypress

    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.

    383 of 415 people found this useful