Apple Time Capsule MB764LL/A 500GB Reviews

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Apple Time Capsule MB764LL/A 500GB

Apple Time Capsule MB764LL/A  500GB

  • Includes Time Capsule; CD with AirPort Utility (Mac and Windows); AirPort Disk Utility for Mac OS X v10.4 and Windows, 802.11n Enabler for Mac OS X v10.4, and Bonjour for Windows; Power cord; Printed and electronic documentation
  • Connect your DSL or cable modem to Time Capsule, then quickly set it up with the easy-to-use AirPort Utility, which is included for both Mac OS X and Windows. Within minutes, you and up to 50 others can use your Mac computers or PCs to surf the web, stream video, share photos, and more without wires
  • For maximum range and compatibility, Time Capsule works simultaneously on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, allowing all the devices on the network to use the most efficient band automatically. And Time Capsule uses the latest 802.11n wireless technology so you can enjoy up to five times the performance and up to twice the range of 802.11g wireless networks
  • Now you can set up a separate Wi-Fi network with a separate password for your visitors. Simply enable the new guest networking feature, and your guests can use the Internet but can’t access other parts of your private network, such as your computers, printers, and attached hard drives.
  • Print documents, photos, and more from any room in your home or office to a central printer connected to Time Capsule via USB

Apple Time Capsule 500GB Wireless Hard Drive Back up a lifetime’s worth of memories with the all-new Time Capsule, a wireless hard drive that works seamlessly with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard. It’s also a full-featured 802.11n Wi-Fi base station with simultaneous dual-band support. Features: * Automatic backup with Time Machine. Time Capsule works automatically with Time Machine in Mac OSX Leopard to create the perfect no-hassle backup solution. There are no cables, and you can back upall the computers in your home to a central location. * Server-grade storage. The massive 500GB server-grade hard drive gives you all the capacity and safety you need for backing up all your Mac computers. * Easy wireless networking. Connect your DSL or cable modem to Time Capsule, then quicklyset it up with the easy-to-use AirPort Utility, which is included for both Mac OS X and Windows. Within minutes, you and up to 50 others can use yourMac computers or PCs to surf the web, stream video, share pho

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Price: $ 299.00

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  1. 18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Dual band TimeCapsule – Perfect compliment for MAC users!, March 20, 2009
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    Tarun Chachra “Tarun Chachra” (Hillsborough, NJ) –
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    This review is from: Apple Time Capsule MB764LL/A 500GB (Personal Computers)

    Hi All,

    Please take a look at my review of the Dual Band Airport Extreme: Apple MB763LL/A AirPort Extreme Dual-band Base Station I have pasted it below this review for your convenience.

    Since I have already reviewed the airport extreme, I will not go into details on the routing/wireless/speed options of this time capsule…they are the exact same product and I assure you, you can get great details from my review below.

    Time Capsule remains as an exciting niche product that houses a hard drive in its body. The capsule can be purchased with a 500gb and or a 1TB hard drive. Note: the hard drive is not user servicable.

    The primary reason for this device to exist was so that MAC users could easily backup their OS X machines using time machine directly to the router. For that it is the ultimate product.

    Why then do I give it a 4 out of 5?

    Simply because my experience with the hard drive has been that it regularly disconnects and drops connected users….which to me is a flaw when Time Machine is trying to backup my computer. Yes, I have restarted from scratch, reloaded the firmware, etc…but to no avail. I have also spoken to applecare and will be trying a replacement capsule in the days ahead to see if the problem can be alleviated.

    I still give this a 4/5 due to my belief in the routing engine and software that sets up and maintains these devices. My review on the airport extreme base station will solidify my 4/5 reviews.

    This product is worthy of a 5/5 review once the hard drive issues are ironed out. I hope I am alone in this problematic situation but time will tell. Ironically, my older time capsule has been running for about a year without any issues….so I am hopeful I have a one off problem.

    As always, please leave me comments with suggestions, questions, etc.

    Below is my review of the dual band Airport Extreme Base Station:

    Hi All,

    True to my gadget envy, I acquired one of these dual band extreme base stations to see if they held up to the hype. Sure enough, Apple has improved an old mediocre product with a new more powerful hardware engine and improved software abilities.

    Features:
    802.11 A/B/G/N DUAL Band radios at 2.4ghz and 5ghz simultaneously.
    Gigabit Ethernet ports 1x Wan and 4x Lan.
    Guest wireless network.
    Disk sharing via USB connected drive.
    Access to shared disk via MobileMe (apple mobile me subscribers on os x).

    The box comes with the router, the power cord, software cd, and documentation….limited documentation.

    Time to test.

    Setup: Setup of an apple base station is unlike any other in that you cannot access the setup portal via your web browser. You must install the Apple Airport utility (both mac and windows) in order to set the router up. The software is built very well and provides the typical ease of use known to MAC users. You simply walk through a setup wizard and define simple options for your internet connection, your wireless network, etc, etc. NOTE: When setting up your wireless networks you are able to hit the options button so that you can define a 5ghz network as well (example, main wireless network called wifi, the 5ghz is called wifi (5ghz)). Very easy to setup and get going. You are also able to easily define a SECURED (wpa/wpa2) guest wireless network….which simply means that if you have a visitor they can use wi-fi but not get to any of the computers on your home network. Very Secure….and a great feature to boot.

    I was using the old Apple Base Station and kept switching between it and a d-link wireless n router…. I got one of these primarily due to dual band and guest access.

    Yes, there are other routers out there that can do this for a bit of a lower cost…but the elegance of the Apple Airport Utility make this a router that can be setup without too much hassle. The software will also identify problems in the setup and have you correct them before it uploads them to the router. These abilities alone make this a router for the non-geeks to be able to setup a robust networking environment at home.

    Wireless: As I mentioned before, I am comparing this to an older model apple base station that was single band and worked in the N range. Also compared this against a D-Link DIR-655 which is a 2.4ghz Wireless N router. The section on speed below will detail my wireless experience.

    Speed: I have Comcast cable modem service which gives me about 15-25mbps down and 2mbps up….I live in an area where there are probably 5-10 subscribers…so my speed is generally GREAT and never experiences a slow down. The first thing I do when I play with a new router is do a speed test….the new base station is comparable to the others and gets the same exact…

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  2. 7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    So far so good, March 26, 2009
    By 
    G. Ware (Colorado USA) –
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    This review is from: Apple Time Capsule MB764LL/A 500GB (Personal Computers)
    I had originally purchased a Linksys WRT160n a few weeks ago and for the most part it was a fine router but it had one issue. I couldn’t run my sling player and surf the net at the same time. Seemed to be something with the Linksys uPnP but even disabling that feature only fixed the issue slightly, basically surfing was so slow it was not worth it.

    Having thought about a Time Capsule for some time I decided to pick up the new one and see if it fixed my sling issue and allowed me to have auto backup from my new Mac Book Pro. Setup was easy if you are familiar with routers and how you had your previous network configured. Mine is a bit complex due to having a VOIP router between my DSL box and my Time Machine. Even with that setup was pretty quick and straight forward. I takes a while getting use to using the airport utility to configure everything rather than your typical web admin page that companies like Netgear and Linksys use. The airport utility is a little more limited then the Linksys configuration admin pages but its enough for most people.

    After setting up the router to match my prior wireless network all my wireless devices, including Vista laptop, Wii, PS3, Iphone, Apple TV, came up fine. I have a number of wired devices as well running over Powerline Ethernet Netgear devices and no issues with those either and yes it fixed my sling issue that my Linksys had.

    My first backup went smooth. I plugged directly into the router so that I had 1 gig speed from my MBP to the router. I kicked it off before I went to bed and it was completed when I got up for work. Now the incremental backups are seamless and working great. I had 54 gigs to backup on the first go around so might be a bit smaller than most users but still worked fine.

    A nice feature that I didn’t seem to have in my Linksys is that on the Time Capsule you can pick a combo of WPA/WPA2 and what ever your device will support it will utilize that security level. I have one device that doesn’t seem to like WPA2 so on my Linksys I had to put everything at WPA where on my Time Capsule I can have that device on WPA and all the others on WPA2.

    I like the guest network ability and I’m surprised other companies have not created the same. The guest network just creates a vlan on a subnet outside of your regular network and anyone visiting your house can have access to the net without access to your network. This is nice for me as I like to have my SSID hidden which caused problems when my wife had friends visiting and they couldn’t figure out how to add my network as it wasn’t advertised. With the Time Capsule I can hide my network and leave the guest network visible so her friends can get on the net without my having to walk them through a setup each time.

    Only thing I wish the time capsule did have was an extra lan port, it has 3 where most routers have 4. Outside of that I think Apple did a good job on the new Time Capsule.

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  3. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Dead after 18 Months, October 7, 2009
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    Scott Barclay (greenville, nc) –
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    This review is from: Apple Time Capsule MB764LL/A 500GB (Personal Computers)
    My Time Capsule has died after 18 months. Apparently the power supplies overheat and die. I’m not the only one either. As of this writing there are 16 pages of complaints about dead Time Capsules in the discussions section of […]. If you’ve got the money to replace this thing every year and a half, enjoy. In my case though, I definitely didn’t get what I paid for and won’t be replacing it.

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