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Apple Time Capsule MB277LL/A (AirPort Extreme Plus 1 TB Storage)
List Price: $499.99

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Product Description

Introducing Time Capsule. Automatic wireless backup for your Mac. Time Capsule is a revolutionary backup device that works wirelessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard. It automatically backs up everything, so you no longer have to worry about losing your digital life. Time Capsule is also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station. Every computer in your house can work off a wireless network at blazing speeds. And they can back up wirelessly to the same Time Capsule.

  • A revolutionary backup device that works wirelessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard
  • Time Capsule can back up and store files for each Leopard-based Mac on your wireless network
  • 1TB hard drive designed to work with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard.
  • More than just a wireless hard drive, Time Capsule is also a full-featured AirPort Extreme Base Station with 802.11n technology
  • Works with Mac and PC

Customer Reviews:

  • Please remember one thing
    The print server in this product works fine via Bonjour for most printers, however, if you have an all-in-one printer that relies on bi-directional communication, i.e. scanner or FAX, it will most likely not function through this product.

    The work-around is to pull the USB cable out and plug it directly into your MAC/PC.

    Apple is quite careful in their wording on this subject, as they only mention "printer"....more info
  • Getting connected to Comcast was a bit challenging, but otherwise fine
    Getting this setup was fairly straightforward. The one challenge was getting Time Capsule to connect to the Internet using Comcast and the standard-issue Arris cable modem. If you are having similar challenges, check out the following forum: info
  • Great Product- Why Apple is Better
    After purchasing my first iMac- after more than 15 years an five pc's- I realized just why Apple has the reputation it does- it's products do work better, easier, faster. I had a top of the line router, but wanted backup and more- so I bought the time machine- and It does everything that it is supposed to do- seamlessly and effortlessly. With little effort and minimal setup- it was set up in minutes. I am certainly no computer expert- that is why I rate it so highly- I DID NOT HVE TO BE. Plug in and there it is- a great wireless network- data backup and storage all in an excellent looking device. ...more info
  • Simply not the best option. No Confidence.
    I've had time capsule for the better part of a year. Its slow. Time machine backups fail for no explainable reason. There's no redundancy (RAID 1 and 5). I've had to clear it and rebuild it. It just does not have my confidence and though I'm a loyal apple guy, its going to get replaced. Network addressable storage (NAS) with multiple disks looks to be my future (and it represents better data protection). Apple is way behind on this solution. I'll probably have to turn off time machine too as it does interoperate with most NAS. Disappointing product. ...more info
  • Go Mac and never go back
    I just bought the TB time capsule for my office. I am an attorney and needed a way for all the computers in my office to share files, and print to the same printer reliably. I tried setting up my Macbook to share files with my PC but it rarely worked. Decided to scrap the PC bought an IMAC and the time capsule as well as another Macbook, and everything just works. I just plugged everything in and with about 2 seconds worth of setup all 3 computers share files with each other, all access the timecapsule and all print to the same main printer. Plus the internet speed is awesome and the backup of each computer is great. It is so great to buy a product that is everything it claims to be. The adds are true Apple just works, and Leopard is fantastic. I will never waste time with a PC again..........more info
  • Pretty Good actually
    It is a pretty awesome device. We have 2 macbooks(air/pro) and 5 Windows/linux based laptops in our house. we did the first backup through the ethernet(for the macs). Note that the time machine does incremental backups, which means it only records the "Changes" and hence, subsequent backups are pretty good.I use a linksys 802.11n router and my Time Capsule is connected to the linksys via Ethernet. No complaints so far. Could it have been faster, the answer is yes, but then I am not backing up gigabytes of data every day.

    For the PCs, I used the only USB port available to hook up an external HDD(used by my windows/linux laptops) and am continuing to backup into the same location (using 3rd party software of course)....more info
  • An easy to setup, great product!
    I purchased the 1 TB Time Capsule to replace my Linksys Router and an external Lacie 500 GB HDD. Setup took about 2 minutes - and I was up and running. It was extremely simple - insert the disk into a drive, install version 5.3 of the AirPort Utility, answer a few questions, and you are up and running - easy as pie.

    That said, I have a warning for power users who want more security than a disk password - IE; you use user accounts for file sharing, etc. Instead of following the 'easy' path, you will want to use 'manual setup'. If you initially use the 'easy' setup and want to go back and change from a disk password for security to account security, you will lose any data you have transferred to the disk - that is correct, you will lose any data you have transferred to your disk - for me that was a 7 hour, 350 GB transfer - lesson learned.

    I backup two computers via time machine on the Time Capsule - a Mac Mini, and a MacBook Air. They both averaged 25 GB on the first time machine backup, which took about 2.5 hours each via Ethernet - which is another point - you will want to use Ethernet instead of WiFi for your first backup - as the Time Capsule will truncate the transfer rate to allow others to keep using the AirPort.

    That said, I am using the 802.11n (5Ghz) setting on the time capsule - and when I am surfing or downloading files via the internet on my MacBook Air, I honestly can't tell the difference between that and a direct Ethernet connection - when connected to the internet via cable Modem. It is absolutely incredible. To give you an example of the 802.11n transfer rate - I am sharing a single library stored on the Time Capsule for both my iTunes and iPhoto programs between the two computers - it used to take 45 to 60 seconds for the iPhoto library to come up when accessing via 802.11g (Linksys) on the MacBook Air - accessing the iPhoto library now via the 802.11n connection on the MacBook Air takes 5 seconds or less.

    As you can guess from the previous statement, in addition to backup - I am also using the Time Capsule as an External HDD - I have about 350 GB of music and 100 GB of video stored on it. And so far so good!

    Overall I am extremely pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone!...more info
  • Not yet ready
    I love apple products. Have a MacBook Pro that works wonderfully. Same with airport extreme and airport express. Was excited to try the new time capsule but it couldn't perform. I returned it after two days. The reset switch didn't function. The drive suddenly stopped working after the initial backup and wouldn't run unless the unit was connected via ethernet (which sort of defeats the whole idea). While at the same time providing a "green light" that everything was fine. The unit also runs extremely hot,which I found is a commonly reported problem. The support for the product isn't in place either. Perhaps after this has been out for a while it may be worthwhile but it isn't ready for prime time yet....more info
  • I liked my 500gig model so well i got the 1TB model as a shared drive
    I've been using Time Machine since I upgraded to Leopard. While Time Machine is great for backing up my iMac, its a pain to have to hook up my Mac Book Pro and new Mac Book Air to an external hard drive. The Time Capsule is great for that. So long as my laptop is open and running, a backup can happen.

    Make sure you remember to do your first backup using ethernet. Otherwise it is going to be slow. Apple does not want to bog down your network with backups, so when you are backing up wirelessly, it will intentionally throttle the connection sped.

    This device also functions as a wireless router. I was able to remove my pervious Air Port Extreme from the network. The terabyte model is nice because you are able to share one large drive and backup several smaller computers My iMac and two laptops all backup just fine....more info
  • Another winner from Apple
    Time Capsule is absolutely worth its price tag. It has a great design, which we always expect from Apple. Setting it up is a breeze. With 1TB of space, it serves both as a great backup hard disk (wireless backups without you ever realizing you are backing up) and external hard disk for extra storage. I haven't compared its Wireless networking speeds with Linksys routers, but is working perfectly with great speed.
    Perhaps the best feature is to store all your data on it and be able to run things wirelessly i.e. you can see pictures, play music, movies all from Time Capsule's hard disk. I have exported my entire music collection to Time Capsule now, and Itunes plays it without any delay over the wireless network.
    Every computer (windows or MAC) can access the Time Capsule, which makes home networking and file exchange between computers very easy. Printer can be attached to it, and any computer on Time Capsule network can use the network.
    All in all, a GREAT product by Apple. Its sold out at most Apple stores, which speaks for its high demand too. ...more info