• 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.

  • 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.

  • 5.0 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.

    1 of 2 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.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow router!

    • Written by from toronto

    "Upgraded" to this from an older version of AirPort Extreme.

    Have to re- boot this every couple of days.

    I hard cabled my iMac to my router 'cause the airport is so unreliable. Right now my air book kept crapping out on internet. Did a speed test. On two wifi connected iBooks and my iPad vs. my hard wired iMac.

    49.8 Mbps downloads hard wired to router....3.89 Mbps over the wireless network. And yes, I made sure no other devices were in the wireless network.

    Yeah, it is that bad.

    Going to re hook up my old Extreame.

    $400 paperweight.

    11 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from Brisbane

    I spent 6 hours trying to get this to work. Connected minimum cables to keep it simple. Power on and get solid amber as per book. Then it goes to flashing amber and stays there, no green light that indicates I can go to setup utility. Modem is working, existing wifi is working. This second time that Apples "simple setup" is not so simple. Will try again later today, then it's back to Apple Shop for a replacement or refund. There are cheaper alternatives for faster wifi but not so pretty.

    16 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    massive waste of money

    • Written by from TAMARIN

    I recently got the 3TB APTC. It was very easy to set up and works well as a router, however its a COMPLETE FAIL as a hard drive which is the the selling point (price) of the device. It constantly looses wireless connection with my early 2013 Macbook Pro, which in turn means I can't back up anything.. Through reading posts, it seems to be a Mavericks problem, but Mavericks has been out for months now and this problem should have been resolved by now!!
    To top it all off, to create a wired connection to my mac I now need to buy a ethernet-thunderbolt connection from apple, because my macbook deosnt have ethernet and the APTC doesn't have Thunderbolt.. really annoyed!!
    Don't buy until apple resoles this issue..

    35 of 47 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not high speed intermittent access - spins down too soon

    • Written by from Ringoes

    the signal strength is improved over the previous model, but the "power save" feature means a 5 second delay every time I go back to the network.
    my morning workflow I grab a file, work on it about 2 mins, then save and grab the next one. the disk spins down in between. aargh !

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad outside, great inside

    • Written by from Fort Collins

    Like a few have mentioned here, white is horrible and clashes with everything, even your other black and silver Apple products. So I got (non metallic) paint and fixed it.

    Get it together Apple, you make NOTHING else white except the worst selling color of phones. Make this match!

    Five stars for the software, minus two for the awkward design and color, usually Apple's forte, so a little disappointed.

    3 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Wifi Range

    • Written by from Frisco

    Purchased new a few months ago as a replacement/upgrade to my old Netgear wifi unit. Also like the combo feature of storage plus wifi.

    I do a lot of work on my back patio so range is very important. My old Netgear unit provided plenty of range (4-5 bars) but this new Airport is much lower, usually around 2 bars and very slow.

    The unit is two rooms away from my patio and there are no obstructions. I probably should have returned the unit but kept in hope that I could somehow improve the range. The unit is about 40 ft from my patio connected to my iMac.

    The storage capability seems to work just fine but is you are looking for a solid wifi product I think I would consider other alternatives.

    13 of 17 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.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good router. Not a good network Disk.

    • Written by from South Colby

    Very disappointed. The hard drive portion of the product is supposed to be a network disk, but it will not stay mounted. It just drops off and disconnects when it feels like it. So, when the network disk dismounts there is no backup and - for me - no security system. Very serious flaw. Would NOT buy again.

    44 of 62 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not that different from prior ones

    • Written by from Winter Garden

    We expanded our network with this product. The time capsule feature is prone to repeated malfunction. Apple stores keeps replacing. The time capsules are apples poorest products, such a pity. Hopefully they will revolutionize this product and make it better.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Love and hate relationship

    • Written by from Columbia

    There are 2 Apple products out of MANY that I've owned that I regret purchasing. Out of the 2, I hate this one the most. As far as the wireless part of it, it is OUTSTANDING. I couldn't ask for a better wireless access point. The hard drive/storage side of it... Completely useless. My iTunes library exceeds 1TB. So I purchased the 3TB version for further expansion and also to use as my Time Machine back up. So far, I've had to delete the entire drive 3 times in just over that many months. This last time, it has TRULY be inconvenient as I'm now stationed in Korea and don't have access to my main source which I keep on a Drobo setup due to having RAID capability. If it wasn't for my Drobo, I would have lost everything twice already. I kept myself from buying the original Airport Time Capsule because I had read the consumer ratings, most of which were bad when it came to the back up drive. Apple should have fixed this problem before releasing this product. If you treasure what you plan to keep on your back up drive, DON'T buy this for that purpose.

    38 of 50 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Glorified NAS & AP.

    • Written by from Groton

    But, ever since I got the new AirPort Time Capsule - 3TB. My wireless connection has been dropping a lot. I have set static IPs for all my devices that come in and out of range of the time capsule.
    positives:
    -The compact size and being vertical is great and nice to look at in my IT room.
    -set up was easy from an existing AirPort Time Capsule. migrating settings was a breeze.
    negatives:
    -wished there was a way to monitor data, websites being visited, ect. for devices connected to it. ie, Sonic Wall. If Apple continues to expect us to pay $400 for an AP. It should have more capabilities.

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't even deserve 1 star.

    • Written by from Grimsby

    Well, for the short time it actually worked, it was slow and had wireless connectivity issues. Lo and behold, just weeks after the warranty expired, so did the hardware.

    Rubbish.

    62 of 129 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead! Can't be trusted.

    • Written by from Manati

    It worked flawlessly and I actually loved it for my home office as a WiFi access point and network storage. It's been in a room with 24/7 A/C and the thing just died on me. Who would have thought that the latest generation Time Capsule has "corroded" so quickly. It's been only weeks and the information trusted to it is not accessible. Only knew about it by a system message indicating disconnection. That is not a warning. That was a death certificate. It died SO quickly that I never had the chance to connect an external drive to back it up. Purchase and use at your own risk. You have been warned.

    90 of 139 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Experience

    • Written by from Chicago

    Apple has done a great job integrating a backup system (Time Capsule) & AirPort Extreme WiFi into a high performance unit. I owned the older 5th generation Airport Extreme but it's signal was weak in some areas of my apartment. With this latest design having the antennas 6" off the base, it does appear to produce a much stronger signal allowing me to use my iPad, MacPro & iPhone even on my front porch.

    The Time Capsule is pretty much quiet and not even thought about. I do check in on the progress when it's backing up but things look good with no complaints so far.

    Can't wait until I get the new iPhone 5S to use the new 802.11ac speed this model offers offering wifi speeds up to 3 times faster. This model will carry me through the next few generations of Apple products I'll be getting in the future.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work

    • Written by from Cedar Rapids

    I have the previous version of the AirPort Time Capsule and it worked great - and still does. I wanted to upgrade for the faster 802.11ac. I could not get the unit to recognize my router. I took it back to Best Buy and thought of exchanging, but asked if they had seen this problem. I was told that 5 or 6 units had been returned for the same reason. Let's please have some better quality control.

    83 of 129 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Product In the World

    • Written by

    Love you Apple

    6 of 55 people found this useful