Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Time Capsule 4th Gen 2011 (A1409) / MD033 / MD032
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Review: Apple Time Capsule 1TB
25 August 2009
Excerpt: College roommates can be dicey. They steal your food, soil the bathroom and think nothing of using your beer bong without asking. But what are you going to do? Live on your own? Oh please. Riddle us this: Without roommates, who’s going to road trip it to Vegas with you at 2 a.m. on a random Tuesday?
Pros: Lets you set up a secure network and a guest network. Fast dual-band Wi-Fi. A terabyte of network storage. Automatic backup via Time Machine for Leopard users. Can access hard drive via Mobile Me.
Cons: Works with PCs, but you need a Mac to get all the benefits. Little in the way of troubleshooting help if things go sideways. Skews toward the pricey side.
Excerpt: Right out of college we opened a communication firm. As it turns out we are doing more public relations than we originally anticipated. Our office is equipped with Mac Leopard OS and a variety of software options including Leopard Time Machine.
Excerpt: Apple updated the Time Capsule recently, increasing its storage capacity up to 3TB, while also cutting the price. It also enhanced the Time Capsule’s wireless capabilities, giving it dual-band Wireless N networking as well.
Pros: Fast, versatile and easy to use; dual-band Wireless N networking; useful connection ports
Cons: Expensive; limited control over the backup process
Conclusion: Out of the box, like most Apple products, the Time Capsule is a breeze to use, providing a convenient backup and networking hub in one package. However, this does start to look a little expensive if you already have many of these functions in an existing router, with the 1TB option being well...
Pros: Basic setup simple, Time Machine, Windows PC support
Cons: Can take a while to route out all the options, gets pretty hot, no physical access to drive, expensive