• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor hard drive capabilities

    • Written by from Miller Place

    Purchased this 3tb capsule twice, first one came factory defective according to apple. Second one, works fine as a network adapter, but is way to slow for a hard drive, wifi or with ethernet. I bought it to transfer 800gb of photos onto it. moving them over to it was very difficult, seemed unstable, unreliable, and it was never doing what it said it was doing. After it taking a couple of days to transfer my photos, now when i load the shared drive through finder, it occasionally says it doesn't exist, or was disconnected from network, then i go into the airport utility and wait for it to load there and sometimes that works but not always. after it loads , you click onto the data folder which inside is my photos, which at this point takes atleast 15 mins for the previews to load. I finally get them loaded and notice theres 504 photos that the icons appear transparent, and say they are zero bytes. i check the info on the photos and they say they were created jan 1984 at 3am, and modified jan 2068. so what does that mean. anyway, i have to rate it 2 stars because for the price , its not worth the aggrivation

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not support iCloud

    • Written by from San Jose

    Apparently when Apple is advertising Apple Watch, iPhone 6 and the continuity with iCloud, the AirPort Time Capsule with gigantic 3TB storage is long forgotten. The storage in this Internet device is irrelevant to any iCloud service or any applications on iOS (except a simple configuration tool!) The time capsule can do Time Machine backup, but I have no way to backup my three other iOS devices directly to it. The file copy speed is also slow, either using 1Gbps wired connection or 802.11ac, I can only get ~30MBytes/sec speed, which is slower than any other computers on my local area network. Apple, please do something to make it useful, for example, tether the 3TB storage to my iCloud Drive, and give the iOS option to backup to the AirPort Time Capsule's 3TB storage!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    ehhh for this price?

    • Written by from Raeford

    I'm really not impressed. Yes, it gives me wireless internet. Yes, most of the time I can access my files wirelessly. However, it constantly disconnects as a hard drive (leaves my internet alone) and I cannot access my files. I noticed this is a common problem so I set the device and my laptop to not go into sleep mode and this still has not fixed the issue. After a few hours of not using it, I have to unplug it or change some of the settings so it resets itself. Not what someone expects from apple or a product of this price (MBP and Time Capsule).

    4 of 5 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.

    24 of 34 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.

    62 of 84 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Still no Thunderbolt?

    • Written by from San Francisco

    My older, less expensive Firewire externals run faster.

    39 of 78 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    caused retina display to flicker

    • Written by from Saint Paul

    The moment I hooked this up, my MBP w/retina started flickering so badly I could hardly see what was on the screen. Shut off wi-fi, problem went away. Turned it back on, intense flickering again. Not sure where the problem lies, but for now I've gone back to my old time capsule.

    74 of 136 people found this useful