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AppleTime Capsule (3TB)
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Easy to set up (10)
  • Compact (9)
  • Highly compatible (9)
  • Fast (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home (9)
    • Small networks (7)
    • High volume (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (10), Casual user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (9), Business (4)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (12)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product, price, and service!

    By Matt

    from Indianapolis, IN

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Manage
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Small Networks

      Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

      I shopped around for the 3tb version of Apple's time capsule and found the best price from a reputable establishment. I have purchased from B&H before so I knew I was dealing with the real deal. You need to be careful where you buy on the Internet and B&H never disappoints. My item arrived double boxed in perfect condition within 2 days. Like all Apple products it was easy to setup. Within 5 minutes I had it connected to my network backing up my computer. It just works plain, simple and elegant.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      Fast & seamless integration

      By ShutterDog

      from NC

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast
      • Highly Compatible

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High Volume
        • Home
        • Large Networks
        • Nas
        • Small Networks

        Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

        I set it up as my main router and Time Capsule for my Macs at home. It replaced an AirPort Extreme and that process alone was impressive!  has an impressive migration/upgrade assistant for AirPort upgrades where it moves over all settings from your old Extreme to the new one. I have complex settings (timed restricted access, static IP, and mapped ports) and it copied all automatically. The new Time Capsule was a mirror image config wise of my old Extreme and it took less than 2 minutes to get setup. All of the devices I would have had to setup and the ports mapped would have taken at least 20minutes to do manually. I have more than 20 network devices connecting to it. I was amazed at how easy it was. I almost felt robbed of opportunity to play with it!

        In terms of back ups, it's super fast especially over gigabit Ethernet (wired directly). For first back up its recommended for fastest performance. After that incremental backups are shorter.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        5.0

        It just works

        By Mark Antony

        from Seattle

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

          High quality, easy to set up and use, works seamlessly with Apple products. For home users, it's a must have to keep your data safe and the WiFi integration between Apple devices running smoothly.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          I would buy this product again and again

          By David

          from NH

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Manage

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

              Perfect~~

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Simply the Best

              By Dave

              from Huntington Beach

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Manage
              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High Volume
                • Home
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                I had the 500gb version and just updated to 3TB version. Backs up everything, and I don't have to worry about it. Love the wireless feature. No clutter, and looks awesome too. Very happy.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Great storage and backup

                By Renee

                from Jacksonville, FL

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Manage
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                • Slow at first backup

                Best Uses

                • High Volume

                Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                I bought this as additional storage for my photo files and as a Time Machine backup. It's fantastic that it's wireless and easy to set up! Being that it's wireless it might take awhile for large files to transfer the first time.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Loved it

                By user

                from Florida

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Manage
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast
                • Highly Compatible

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                    I use this as a back up for my time machine, as well as a wireless router for both a PC and a MAC. It is everything I had hoped it would be.
                    Arrived super quickly.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    5.0

                    Great multi-function device

                    By MS

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Manage
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Highly Compatible

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Small Networks

                      Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                      This is a full-featured router than can even be managed from an iPhone or iPad. The range and options for channels and frequencies are great. Ditto for setting up a guest network. Great for backing up multiple home computers on the same network vs a dedicated drive at each machine, especially for a laptop it will back up over wifi. Pretty much what one would expect from an Apple product.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      4.0

                      so far so good

                      By efe

                      from Los Angeles, Ca

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Manage

                      Cons

                      • Complicated To Set Up

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Networks

                      Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                      I'm using the time capsule to back up our school's computer systems. 6 computers in total. So far it's done pretty well. Some computers need to be re-added to the list for some reason. I may need to contact Apple to get it all running smoothly for the long run.

                      Easy to attach a second USB hard drive for common disk space. Also attached a printer via ethernet for a wireless printing hub.

                      Very useful!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • Mac

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                      5.0

                      Great Router and Backup Disk

                      By sr

                      from Irvine, CA

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Manage

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • High Volume
                        • Home

                        Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                        I have a Windows XP desktop, a VISTA Laptop and a 17" Macbook Pro. I was hoping to use this a backup device for all my computers . Setting up with Macbook Pro was a breeze. With XP, when I installed the Airport Utility, setup was easy. Vista was however a little more time consuming. I couldn't get the system to recognize the disk. After googling other user experiences, finally set it up. The main problem was that I wanted to set this up wirelessly connecting to my DSL modem which is also a wireless router. After hardwiring it to the modem and setting time capsule in bridge mode, it worked. There are other users who were able to get the wireless setup going.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        Ultimate Safety Net

                        By Gkeeney

                        from Oklahoma City

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Manage
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                        • Runs Hot

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Sensitive Materials
                        • Small Networks

                        Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                        The 3 TB Time Capsule is the ultimate safety net. It is easy to set up and serves as a base station for an extended WiFi network, allowing simultaneous dual frequency access and Time Machine back ups. I use one at home as an extender as well as back-up for my wife's MB Pro, and one at the office as a storage device and WiFi network base station. Set up including passwords and integration with the existing network took less than 10 minutes.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Mac

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                        5.0

                        GOOD STORAGE TOY

                        By GUIGABIATTI

                        from MIAMI FL

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Manage
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Fast
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home

                          Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                          VERY GOOD PRODUCT USE ALL THE TIME

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          Great addition to my Mac set-up.

                          By Dave

                          from Tampa, FL

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High Volume
                            • Home
                            • Sensitive Materials
                            • Small Networks

                            Comments about Apple Time Capsule (3TB):

                            Easy to set up. I had it installed and ready to back up my three computers in minutes. The only problem is that the initial back up on each computer takes several hours to complete. If you are backing up multiple computers you have to plan the process out. I did my main Mac Pro the first night and then my two iMacs the next day. If you use your time capsule to creat a new network, you will have to install any wireless printers on the new network. Once everything is up and running, will not notice any difference in you computer while the back-ups are running.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • Mac

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