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Apple AirPort Time Capsule 4th Gen 2011 (A1409) / MD033 / MD032
6.7 out of 10

Apple AirPort Time Capsule 4th Gen 2011 (A1409) / MD033 / MD032

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Reviews and Problems with Apple AirPort Time Capsule 4th Gen 2011 (A1409) / MD033 / MD032

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Overall 6
6.0

not easy to setup

new to Apple, B&H Photo
20 June 2012
  • Excerpt: This box works great if you dont have a network and only Apple computers connected. It recognized Apple products smoothly and fast but for PC, it is lacking...
  • Pros: Fast
  • Cons: Complicated To Set Up, Runs Hot
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Overall 6
6.0

jeasy to setup - poor wireless speed

apple sauce, B&H Photo
29 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Setting up was straightforward. Wireless "n" performance is odd and varies dramatically. Connection speeds swing between from 5 to 200 mb/s, when the time capsule is 6 feet away. The signal strength is not as reliable as old "g" wireless.
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Runs Hot, Slow
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Overall 6
6.0

It looks better than it is

Dan, B&H Photo
18 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I am a Windows user and wanted a backup drive that I could use to backup my files and access them from anywhere, but I found out after installing it that the Time Capsule only works as a local share drive. I was hoping for a web interface, but it is not available, at least not yet.
  • Pros: Quiet, Versatile
  • Cons: Freezes, Unstable WiFi
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Overall 6
6.0

Time Consuming Time Capsule

Chip626, PriceGrabber
21 April 2008
  • Summary: The easy set up that is promised never materialized. After receiving the Time Capsule, I then spent two hours with three different Apple support techs. Eventually, they were able to get me backing up. It was a matter of having to reset my I.P. address and several other settings.
  • Pros: Works efficiently
  • Cons: Took two phone calls to Apple support to setup. Costly
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Overall 6
6.0

Good quality - high price

Simon Preece, Amazon
15 December 2014
  • Summary: Typical Apple quality product with typical Apple price tag! Frustratingly my unit came with a 2 pin power adapter and not the UK version meaning more expense before it's usable.
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Overall 6
6.0

Prone to overheating - so buy a USB fan, too

Ben Rochey-Adams, Amazon
6 June 2013
  • Summary: I bought the Time Capsule as a file storage device. Since then, I have learned the error of my ways - you are supposed to use it as back-up to your main file storage and as a wireless router.
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Overall 6
6.0

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sdt, Amazon
6 May 2013
  • Summary: delivery effiecient. product looks good problems started when tried to set it up. for some reason I could not get it going had to take to local apple store who checked time capsule and reset it. since then it has worked. not sure why these glitches happen .is it just me?
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Overall 6
6.0

Fine for back up but as server

Jim Connor, Amazon
6 January 2013
  • Summary: This was a replacement purchase but with the intention of using the Time Capsule as a server as well as backup unit. The Time Capsule works brilliantly as a back up unit in an Apple Mac environment, however the life span of Time Capsules has been problematic: early TC life spans were circa 18...
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Overall 6
6.0

Potentially excellent product let down by poor wifi performance

DaveJMcW, Dooyoo
8 July 2012
  • Excerpt: As a concept, the idea of being able to back everything up in the background without actually having to do anything is an excellent one. To this end, the Time capsule does its job very well. Being able to look back a year ago for a file you may have deleted is also a very useful one.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Cnet.co.uk
14 August 2010
  • Summary: Solid and stylish looking product which is a breeze to set up. It may not be the quickest backup option around but for laptop users it really is the best way to back up I've come across - with Time Machine in OS X backing up happens automatically at hourly intervals as long as you're within signal...
  • Pros: Wireless, looks great, easy to set up
  • Cons: expensive, can't connect via USB, it's the old Apple white casing
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