Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Time Capsule 2nd Gen 2009 (A1302) / MB764 / MB765 / MB996
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Absolute garbage. In fact, it is now in the garbage.
Todd G, Amazon
4 January 2015
Summary: This piece of junk died 18 months after purchase, just like so many others. Apple wouldn't replace the product because the serial number didn't fall within their parameters for extended warranty replacement. I spoke with AppleCare reps, who said they couldn't do anything for me.
Summary: This product will die unexpectantly on you. I was shocked when mine randomly quit working and I was furious when I found a forum (on apple's website under discussions.apple titled "Time Capsule Dead??") showing 74 PAGES with approximately 15 posts per page of people with the exact same problem.
Summary: It was a reasonable product while it was working. Although there are few benefits to this over an airport base station with an external drive attached, which is cheaper and is upgradable. Mine did what it was supposed to do.
Caveat Emptor: Product fails, little help from Apple.
Christopher Hart, Amazon
27 December 2009
Summary: Like other reviewers, my 1TB Time Capsule died after 19 months of normal use with a bad power supply. While the Time Capsule _is_ covered if you have AppleCare on a Mac desktop or laptop, it only guarantees you a replacement product - not recovery of your data, even if the drive in the Time Capsule...
time capsule is a scam - apple should not release products being tested
Marcelo A. Garcia "molho", Amazon
20 November 2009
Summary: ok i bought this thinking it was a solution for backup and other purposes here are the reasons why i rated this so poorly 1 - you can't transfer multiple large files. time capsule simply freezes and once it does... oh boy, you have to reset it like three times 2 - it heats more than my oven.
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...
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 [...].
Summary: When the Time Capsule works properly, it's great. Unfortunately, this is a rare occurrence. This was a complete hassle to set-up right out of the box. My Apple Care plan for my Mac covered the Time Capsule too, and boy was I glad. I had to call in several times to troubleshoot the thing.
Summary: i bought this to replace my airport extreme base station. i didnt have any problem setting it up since i duplicated my aebs settings but i felt that my wireless connection was slower than before. i also had several problems with my internet going down.