Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Time Capsule 4th Gen 2011 (A1409) / MD033 / MD032
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External hdd + access point + printer sharing +++
turner m., Newegg
11 January 2013
Pros: Just about everything. Sharing printers, access point, time machine wireless hard drive all in one compact box instead of cables and boxes everywhere. You can take down your rubber chicken and voodoo alter used to keep everything working before. Easy to administer.
Cons: Could integrate into windows a little better but no worse than most smb networking products.
Summary: I wish it was more expensive so poor people couldn't afford them.
Pros: It does everything my regular $80 2tb external hard drive did but now for only 400% that price I can put it wirelessly on my coffee table so that my guests know that I use apple products.
Cons: It doesn't actively inform others that I also own an iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini or that I intend to preorder and wait in line for the iPhone 6 and iPad 5.
Summary: I tried to use it as a NAS for both my Macbook Pro and Windows 7 desktop. I had all my music library and photos on stored on it. I also had a printer hooked up to it. I had quite a bit of trouble with a installation on the Windows machine.
Pros: Seemless backup, and integration with other Apple products. It's pretty.
Cons: Performance was average. It runs pretty hot.
Cons: This hardware item has a massive failure rate. Its strongly advised you google time capsule failure rate before you buy this item. people have collected data on this item and the hardware failure rate gets higher and higher for every year owned. at the 3 year mark was basically a 100% failure rat...
Summary: This is a really good product. We have 6 systems that use Time Machine to backup to the internal 2TB drive, and use the usb port to share a 2TB HDD with video and music files. The wireless performance and range is good even in NYC.
Pros: Seamless wired and wireless backups. Good 802.11n performance even with b-g clients. Gigabit network ports. Easy to use management software. Copies around 31 megabytes per second over ethernet to internal hdd.
Cons: Limited expandability. Only one USB port for either HDD expansion or printer sharing. Works just OK with non Macintosh clients. No backup software for Windows clients.
Summary: In the end, I guess the case is nice, but I feel like I seriously wasted my money. This is only worth the money if you use cash as tissue paper. Buy a WD instead, I wish I did.
Pros: It's a 2 tb drive It has network connectivity
Cons: Everything. Not only does the drive perform slowly for what it advertises, it also has an out of date USB connector. With how poor it performs over LAN with 1 user, I can't imagine 50 people using it, or even attempting to stream anything off of it at all. The backup software is lackluster and re...