Apple Time Capsule MB276LL/A (AirPort Extreme Plus 500 GB Storage)
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- 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
- 500 GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA server-grade hard drive gives you all the capacity and safety you need
- 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
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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 previous Air Port Extreme from the network. The large size is nice because you are able to share one large drive and backup several smaller computers. My iMac and laptop all backup just fine.
The device does run a little hot. The Best Way to Backup a Mac Laptop
As soon as I specified the TC as my Time Machine backup server, two minutes later the initial backup was cranking away. No false starts, no crazy configuration management or Regedit blah blah blah -- I plugged it in, gave it a couple of key data points, and it was up and working!
Only gripe I have is that I couldn't migrate my existing Time Machine backups to the new TC -- a minor inconvenience, but one I can live with...
THIS is the reason that I buy and use Apple products. I am exceptionally happy with this purchase. Three thumbs up!
Update 2008-03-20: I had some limited drop-outs of the wireless, but it wasn't a "killer" issue. Last night, Apple issued a Time Capsule update, and I'm happy to report the service has been absolutely flawless, and bloody fast -- the wireless function feels like it is orders of magnitude faster than before... Again, this has been an excellent experience, and I'll be purchasing my second Time Capsule for my daughter in the next couple of weeks.
Getting the product installed into my home network was a little more difficult than I expected, but not terribly so. For me - the hang up was that I was not going to use the Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) to share out my Internet connection. My goal was simply to turn this device into another client on my Cat6 home network. After installing the AirPort utility provided with the packaging onto my MacBook Pro, configuring Time Capsule to recognize itself as a NAS only device was fairly straightforward. For at least the beginning, I disabled the wireless radio and plugged it in via one of its 4 available Cat6 connections. Opening config stuff was fairly standard: 1) give the device a name, decide on DHCP or manual IP config, etc. The only slightly annoying thing is that the Airport Utility does like to reset/reboot the Time Capsule after you make almost any type of change to the configuration. Mine must have rebooted 8 times before I had made the last of my changes.
As far as the integration with Time Machine, it was very intuitive and straight forward. The only curious thing is that it will not let me change my TM preferences unless my laptop was plugged in. Strangely, I could perform an instant backup with the laptop running on battery power. As many people have wondered, you can attach another USB-based hard-drive to the TC and use that drive(s) as the source of the TM backups if you like. Doing so would essentially make the entire size of TC available as traditional NAS Storage.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We've used this for 6 months and it's still going strong! It's a great device and we've been able to easily sync it with other devices that we use in the house. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kenny
So convenient to not have to manually back up. Since it also combines wi-fi, it's a space saver with one less device to worry about or look messy.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
appeared to be in great condition, packaging very nice with manuel and SW. But seems to be very difficult or impossible to set up using a Windows PC. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rick E. Atkinson
Mine only worked for 3+ months. Seller unwilling to replace or return.Published 23 months ago by Jared
Never has setting up a router and or troubleshooting internet problems been such a breeze. The extra space is nice tooPublished on June 22, 2013 by sean mccarty
Anotehr great Apple product. I bought this to replace my old one that died after 10 years. Yes it's awesome. I love it.Published on February 19, 2013 by Beth
The time capsule is in use as we speak and it's a great relief to have the computer backed up. We recommend this product and seller to others and would use again. :)Published on February 10, 2013 by Gary Moore
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