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Apple Time Capsule MC343LL/A 1TB Sim DualBand [OLD VERSION]
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- Automatic wireless backup device with 1TB disk space
- Simultaneous dual-band wireless base station supports 802.11b/g and 802.11n
- USB 2.0 port lets you connect and wirelessly share a hard drive and/or printer
- Three GigaBit Ethernet ports
- Measures 7.7 x 7.7 x 1.4 inches; backed by a one-year warranty
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- Length: 7.7 inches (197 mm)
- Width: 7.7 inches (197 mm)
- Height: 1.4 inches (36.3 mm)
- Weight: 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg)
- Interfaces: 1 Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL or cable modem; 3 Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting computers or network devices; USB port for connecting a USB printer or USB external hard drive; 802.11n wireless
Top Customer Reviews
As a router, this thing is tops. Used it to replace a Linksys N router. I get much better range and much faster data now on my macbook. Before, in my bedroom, less than 50 ft away from my router, I couldn't watch standard def Hulu videos at all. Now I can stream high def videos without any delays or pauses. Part of it is because I also have G devices (Wii, iphones, etc) and the old linksys was forced to operate on that slower frequency. This thing effectively gives you a separate G router and N router- so my macbook finally can operate at full N speed but still provide service to older devices. This thing smokes the linksys in range and speed.
As a time capsule it works. I backup my iMac and my Macbook to it. I had a Seagate drive before that died after 9 months. So now I have a time capsule and another external hard drive, I rotate between the two to have redundant data for WHEN one of them fails. All Hard drives fail at some point. I do wonder about heat, there's no fan, but it never gets very hot to the touch.
Very happy with it so far.
It might work the first time, but then over time you start having problems.
(1) The dreaded infinite spinning wheel that forces you to restart your machine,
(2) Sudden slowing down of ones computer.
The first suggestion Apple will make is, why don't you reinitialize the disk and try again. "Isn't this the disk with all of your backups?"
Apple next solution is to give you a new one, but each one eventually encounters the same problem, and so back you go to the store.
In summary, this is a machine that is suppose to save you work because it saves you time backing up. The reality is that this is a machine that will force you to use to time fix it, and in the end you won't have a backup of your data.
Apple makes some great products. This is not one of them.
IF you buy this, back the 1TB storage up to ANOTHER 1TB storage so WHEN your Time Capsule goes bad, you have a backup of your backup. Evidently, Apple will not be helping you.
I recommend Time Capsule for sharing data or for backups, not both. If you need both, get 2 Time Capsules, one for each use. For sharing data, Time Capsule is great. Every computer on the network can access the device easily.
The Time Capsule provides the easiest back ups possible. It is very easy to set-up and use. I suggest one user per Time Capsule. This keeps set-up simple, and provides the maximum storage space possible. If you have a laptop, this is the backup solution for you. If you have a desktop computer, I'd suggest a dedicated Firewire 800 hard drive for backups. Why? Because wireless is SLOW when compared with wired. USB is SLOW compared to Firewire 800, but USB is faster than wireless. So why do I recommend Time Capsule for laptops? To get rid of the wires, that's why you have a laptop. With any backup system your first backup will take a LONG time, but subsequent backups will be much quicker. Just be patient.
With backups, easy is a must. If it's not easy, it's not going to happen. Mac users? Use Time Machine. It works.
Some people complain that Time Capsules sometimes break. Yep, happens. Grow up, it's mechanical, it'll break. Get AppleCare for it. When it breaks, Apple will fix it. But my backups are on it! So? I assume you didn't kill your computer too. Just make a new backup and move on.
If your computer data is important to you, get a Time Capsule, or many. It's the best backup solution out there. I know, I've tried many. I want easy, dependable. This is it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it's an Apple product. enough said. it works like a charm, it's been working NON stop for 5 years. there it is.. working LIKE CHARM. Love itPublished 3 months ago by Pedro Q.
I have been using this product for 4-5 years. Still keeps a backup of three computers safe and effortlessly. Will purchase again when this one dies.Published 6 months ago by Brandon Best
I tried them all and this Apple is the best in the barrel! Use it for my business with no problems.Published 8 months ago by A CUT ABOVE
Worked well for two years then went belly up. A bit pricy for the length of time I used it but a great convenience if it's in your budget.Published 11 months ago by kathylagare
Good product. Solid. Does what it's supposed to do without blinking an eye, as though it could actually blink an eye. But you get the point.Published 12 months ago by Brian Blinn
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