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

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

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

  • 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

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

List Price: $ 399.00

Price: $ 359.99

Originally posted 2015-12-12 07:25:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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  1. 69 of 70 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Shared Storage Drive For Mac & PC, Improved Internet Speed, July 8, 2013
    By 
    JJG
    (TOP 500 REVIEWER)
      

    This review is from: Apple Time Capsule 3TB ME182LL/A [NEWEST VERSION] (Personal Computers)

    (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. I was most impressed with the speed since my internet subscription is only for 30 mbps.

    SHARED STORAGE SET UP
    As mentioned earlier I wanted the Time Capsule as a shared storage drive so all my computers, PC and Mac, and all my devices, iPhone and iPad, could access it. Neither of my PC’s recognized the Time Capsule hard drive on the network. The MacBook Air had no problem recognizing it. It wasn’t until I dragged a file from the MacBook Air to the Time Capsule hard drive that my PC’s recognized the Time Capsule and were able to access the shared drive. Honestly I’m not sure if dragging the file did it or my PC’s just needed more time to get connected to the Time Capsule. My only grip with the Time Capsule is that my PC’s at times will need to be on for 20+ minutes before they connect to the Time Capsule hard drive and have disconnected a few times. I haven’t had any issues with the MacBook Air, iPhones, or iPad connecting to the Time Capsule hard drive or issues with it randomly disconnecting on any of the Apple devices.

    SHARED STORAGE TRANSFER RATE
    Wireless N transfer of files between my main PC and Time Capsule is adequate but it may be too slow for some. I’m curious to know what the transfer rate improvement would be with wireless AC on that PC. My other PC is connected to the Time Capsule via an ethernet cable so transfer rates aren’t an issue with that computer. When downloading files from my main PC to the Time Capsule or uploading files from the Time Capsule to my main PC via wireless N, my transfer rate for both averages to be 1.7 mbps. For the transferring of photos or videos that I’ve done so far it is fine. If I was to transfer about 20 gigs of images though I’d want a wired connection to the Time Capsule otherwise it would take 3 1/2 hours to transfer wirelessly.

    SECONDARY DRIVE SET UP
    Setting up a secondary drive for the Time Capsule was quick and easy. I took my Western Digital external hard drive that I used as backup with my PC and formatted it to use as a secondary drive for the Time Capsule. To use with the Time Capsule the external hard drive needed to be reformatted to Mac OS Extended (Journaled). After that was done I plugged it into the Time Capsule. Again my PC’s didn’t recognize it but the MacBook Air did. Though I haven’t done it yet I plan to use the external drive for Time Machine backup with the MacBook Air. If you try to use the hard drive in the Time Capsule for a shared drive and Time Machine backup, the hard drive needs to be partitioned. I plan to use all the hard drive space in the 2 TB Time Capsule for a shared drive so I wanted to get a secondary drive set up for Time Machine.

    ACCESSING FILES FROM IPHONE & IPAD
    Finally I set up the 2 iPhones and iPad to access the files on the Time Capsule. For that I downloaded the app Remote File Browser. They have a paid version and a free version. I tried the free version and it’s worked fine for my needs so far.

    USING TIME CAPSULE AS YOUR MAIN STORAGE DRIVE
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  2. 31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Never has an “Airport” been so great., August 2, 2013
    By 
    Todd S. (Tacoma, WA) –

    This review is from: Apple Time Capsule 3TB ME182LL/A [NEWEST VERSION] (Personal Computers)
    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. $399 or a couple dollars less. But resolving the stresses of my wireless home network makes it worth it. Apple is expensive, I was always leery about spending so much when I could buy a PC based “equal” for so much less. But in my lifetime, Apple products have finally made the majority of my computer headaches go away.

    Apple products just work, and this 3TB Airport Time Capsule, is no exception, it is the RULE. It’s wonderful, and if you can get passed the price tag, you’ll find yourself in home network heaven.

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  3. 30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Every Apple User Needs One; So Easy to Set Up., June 18, 2013
    By 
    Lukester (San Diego, CA) –
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    This review is from: Apple Time Capsule 3TB ME182LL/A [NEWEST VERSION] (Personal Computers)
    [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. Unlike our previous router, I haven’t found any dead spots in our house yet. Luckily, I haven’t had to use the back-up function, but I feel much more at ease knowing it is there and will stay current no matter how lazy I get.

    There are three gigabit internet connections on the back for plugging in devices directly. We have an AppleTV plugged in and the wired connection results in much better streaming that over Wi-Fi. We also plugged our older printer into the USB slot to enable wireless printing. Now any computer can wirelessly print to one printer without having to upgrade to a newer printer with built-in wireless connectivity.

    Like everything else they do, Apple excels are creating well-honed systems that run simply and flawlessly. With the Time Capsule, they’ve taken away the hassle of backups forever. I think every Apple user should get a Time Capsule. If you don’t back up, I can promise one day you will regret it. Save yourself the nightmare and get a Time Capsule!

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