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Apple Time Capsule 3TB ME182LL/A [NEWEST VERSION]

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  • 3TB hard drive that works with Time Machine in OS X to create a no-hassle backup solution
  • Also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology
  • New higher design which helps disperse your Wi-Fi signal
  • 6.6-inch height; 3.85-inch square base
  • Easy setup for iOS and OS X
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  • Item Weight: 1 pounds
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  • ASIN: B00DBDM934
  • Item model number: ME182LL/A
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Time Capsule - 3TB - 2013
Back up a lifetime's worth of memories with AirPort Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X. It's also a full-featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest 802.11ac technology and simultaneous dual-band support.

Automatic wireless backup.
AirPort Time Capsule includes a 3TB hard drive that works with Time Machine in OS X to create the perfect no-hassle backup solution.1 There are no cables, and you can back up all the Mac computers in your home to a central location - automatically, wirelessly, and in the background.

Ultrafast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
With 802.11ac technology and a powerful beamforming antenna array, AirPort Time Capsule gives you up to 3x faster Wi-Fi and a stronger, clearer signal.2 And because it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time, your wireless devices will automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest performance possible.

Designed with performance in mind.
With the antennas at the top of the elevated design, AirPort Time Capsule now has a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them - three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before.

Easy setup for iOS and OS X.
Connect your DSL or cable modem to AirPort Time Capsu

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With the AirPort Time Capsule, backing up your Mac couldn't be simpler. It works with Time Machine in OS X to automatically and wirelessly back up your data to its 3 TB hard drive, so you never have to worry about losing anything important. And the AirPort Time Capsule doubles as a Wi-Fi base station with next-generation 802.11ac technology, for speeds up to 3x faster than the previous 802.11n standard. It's easy to set up and highly secure, letting you share your broadband Internet connection, a USB printer, or a hard drive. And the new vertical design has a smaller footprint, so it saves desk space, as well as your files.

The Airport Time Capsule is also available in a 2 TB model.

Automatic Wireless Backup

With AirPort Time Capsule, you get a superfast Wi‑Fi base station and an easy-to-use backup device all in one. Backing up your data couldn't be easier -- just set it up once and AirPort Time Capsule does the rest. Every photo, file, song, app, and OS X setting is saved, so you never have to worry about losing anything important again.

AirPort Time Capsule is designed to partner seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X Leopard or later to protect your data. They work together smartly so that after the initial backup, only the files you’ve changed are backed up -- automatically, wirelessly, and in the background. If you have multiple Mac computers in your home or office, you can back up and store files for each Mac -- no more need to attach an external drive to each Mac every time you want to back up.



80211ac

802.11ac: The New Definition of Fast

With three-stream 802.11ac technology, the AirPort Extreme Base Station can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps (based on theoretical peak speeds) -- up to three times faster than 802.11n Wi‑Fi. You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80 MHz-wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. And if you have 802.11a/b/g/n devices, AirPort Extreme maximizes that connection as well.

It features simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi‑Fi, which transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. That means your devices automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.

Beamforming Puts the Focus on Your Device

The new AirPort Extreme Base Station features the intelligent, powerful beamforming antenna array. Most base station antennas emit an equal and constant Wi‑Fi signal in all directions. But the beamforming antenna array is smarter -- it knows where an 802.11ac device is on the network. Then AirPort Extreme targets its signal to that device, so your Wi‑Fi signal is stronger, clearer, and faster.

Connect to Wi‑Fi from Any Device

Mac. PC. iPhone. iPad. Apple TV. Really, any Wi‑Fi-enabled device you have will work with AirPort Extreme. That's because it's compatible with devices using the 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac specifications.

Gigabit Ethernet

In addition to Wi-Fi networking, the AirPort Extreme Base Station includes three Gigabit Ethernet ports for fast wired connectivity with desktop computers, network drives, and more.

Sharing a Hard Drive

The AirPort Extreme can turn an external USB hard drive into a drive you can share with all the users on your network and access securely over the Internet. This feature--AirPort Disk--is a simple and convenient way to share files among everyone in your family, office, or class.

Just connect the external hard drive to the USB port on the back of your AirPort Extreme and all the documents, videos, photos, and other files on the drive instantly become available to anyone on the secure network -- whether they use a Mac or a PC.

Wireless Printing

With its wireless printing capabilities, you can plug a printer into the AirPort Extreme, add it to the printer list on your Mac or PC, and start printing -- all without a cable tethered to a computer. AirPort Extreme uses the Mac- and PC-compatible Bonjour networking technology to let everyone on the network take advantage of one centrally available printer.

If you want to share a hard drive as well as share a printer across a network, you can connect a USB hub to the AirPort Extreme and attach your devices to the hub. Share both a printer and a hard drive, multiple printers, multiple hard drives, or a combination.

What's in the Box

AirPort Time Capsule, power supply with cord, printed documentation

Specifications

Storage 3 TB
Wireless
  • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Six-element beamforming antenna array
  • Simultaneous dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz
  • Maximum number of users: 50
Compatibility Interoperable with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.11ac-enabled Mac computers, iOS devices, Apple TV, Windows-based PCs, and other Wi-Fi devices
Security Wi‑Fi Protected Access (WPA/WPA2); WPA/WPA2 Enterprise; MAC address filtering; NAT firewall; 802.1X, PEAP, LEAP, TTLS, TLS, FAST; time-based access control
Ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet WAN port for connecting a DSL modem, cable modem, or Ethernet network
  • USB 2 port for connecting a USB printer or hard drive
  • Three Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports for connecting a computer, Ethernet hub, or networked printer
Setup and Administration
  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later and AirPort Utility 1.3
  • Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.5 or later and AirPort Utility 6.3

Customer Reviews

The MacBook Air had no problem recognizing it.
JJG
As with all Apple products this works exactly as described and it was so easy to set up.
Monique R
You can transfer and view files by all compatible devices connected to the same wifi.
Stephen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

87 of 89 people found the following review helpful By JJG TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 8, 2013
(Note: I have the 2 TB version but the 3 TB version is functionally the same. I thought my review of the 2 TB version may be helpfully.)

In my household we have a MacBook Air, 2 PC's, 2 iPhones, and an iPad. For a long time I've wanted a shared storage drive that would always be on so all my computers and iOS devices could access it wirelessly at any time. The new Apple Time Capsule has finally given me that. In addition, the wireless internet speed of my network is 50% faster.

NETWORK SET UP
Setting up the Time Capsule for the internet was extremely easy. My iPad immediately recognized the Time Capsule after I connected it to the modem and plugged it in. On the iPad I created the network name and password. I also created a guest network name and password. The Time Capsule updated this and I was up and running. From pulling it out of the box to surfing the internet was less than 5 minutes.

INTERNET SPEED TEST
After I connected all my computers and iOS devices to the new network I did a speed test with the app Speedtest.net on my iPhone. I had an inexpensive Belkin wireless N router before getting the new Time Capsule and was curious to know if and by how much my internet download and upload speed improved with the Time Capsule. With my old wireless router and the iPhone next to it my download speed was 27 mbps and my upload speed was 8 mbps. At about 35 feet away from the Belkin router my download speed was 22 mbps and my upload speed was 7 mbps. With the Time Capsule and the iPhone next to it my download speed improved to 40 mbps and my upload speed was 10 mbps. At about 35 feet away from the Time Capsule my download speed improved to 38 mbps and my upload was 10 mbps. Overall with the new Time Capsule my internet speed got 50% faster.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Carne aTodda on August 2, 2013
I have recently fallen in love with Apple Products. Don't get me wrong, I've had iPods since the beginning, but it was the 1st Generation iPad that made me dabble in the Apple waters. Soon After my first iPad, I got the 2nd one that came out, Iphone 4s, then an iPad mini, followed by a MacBook Air and then the 27" iMac and most recently the Iphone 5. I decided, I needed Apple TV and since I have 3 main locations to watch TV, I bought 3 of them. Everything was working wonderfully, except, I felt that my router, which is a decent reviewed Netgear router, wasn't getting the job done. I live in a two story house and my router is located on the left side of the upper floor. So the right side out of the house, wasn't getting a strong signal.

I was bored and doing some online window shopping when I came across the 3TB Apple Airport Time Capsule. I had all my music and movies on an external hard drive plugged into my Netgear Router. I have since transferred everything over to the 3 TB Airport Time Capsule.

Let me just break it down like this. In my honest opinion, the Airport Time Capsule router, which was the easiest router I've ever set up, has fixed all of my connection issues. Previously, it would take anywhere from 10 to 20 seconds for my apple TV to connect to my iTunes and sometimes even longer to load a movie up. Now, everything loads in 3 seconds or less. I'm not exaggerating, in my situation at my house, this router has fixed all the minor discrepancies I had with my wireless home network. My iPad test speed under my old router provided a download speed of 13-14 MB's and now with the Airport Time Capsule, it's pulling 25-26 MB's. And this was on the other end of my house at the farthest point from the router.

The price on this item is expensive.
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Lukester on June 18, 2013
[Note: I have the 2TB version, but posted this here to help anyone that comes across the 3TB version. I found 2TB to be enough, but other users may need 3TB. Regardless, the functionality is the same]

Anyone that has a hard drive fail will tell you how incredibly important it is to back up your computer. I had this happen to me a few years ago and was devastated at the files I lost, especially the photos I had been storing on my computer. Ever since that day I have tried my best to back everything up. The problem, however, is actually making the effort to back up the files. To say the least, it can get tedious and if you slip up, it's easy to get out of the habit.

Apple has fixed this problem with their Time Capsule. I've been waiting for the new version and picked one up the day it came out. This version is taller than their older model, and hardly takes up any desk space. We have ours in the office and this thing is unobtrusive.

Set up is a breeze. I plugged this straight into my cable modem. The set up software on the Mac takes you step-by-step through the process of setting up the Wi-Fi signal and also configuring the Time Machine software to begin automatically backing up your computer's hard drive. The first back up will take a long time, but after that the software will update the backup on the Time Capsule in just a few minutes, all automatically and in the background. The other nice thing is that it's possible to set up the Time Capsule to back up two different computers. I did this with my own and my wife's MacBook Pros, the setup couldn't be easier.

So far, I couldn't be happier with the set up. The Wi-Fi signal is strong and has handled two computers, an iPad, and a Tivo all at the same time with no hiccups.
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