Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Time Capsule 2nd Gen 2009 (A1302) / MB764 / MB765 / MB996
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Undependable Backup Device
Fred Anonymous Smith, Amazon
30 December 2009
Summary: Unless I'm missing something, Apple's Time Capsule is nearly worthless as a backup device (primary reason my wife purchased it). For this thing to connect to a Mac computer, one apparently needs a fully working operating system (with Time Machine software), a fully working internet connection, and a fully working wireless connection with the latest updates - one or all of which might not be available following a serious computer crash or failure.
Summary: 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.