Summary: I took it out of the box, and it was as easy as just plugging it in. The initial back-up was a little timely (I just left my computer on over night), but my OS X Leopard took care of everything pretty much.
Summary: Works fine and backs up smoothly, and the second home network is useful as it spreads the range of my wifi around the house. However setup took several attempts and was not quite as simple as the guide makes out. Still, does everything I need of it.
Excerpt: I bought the 4th generation of the Apple Time Capsule with the intention of using it as a router for my wireless internet access as well as a backup solution for my various apple computers (e.g. iMac, MacBook, etc.).
Pros: Expandable storage, Fast transfer speeds, Large capacity
Cons: Backup facility only works on Apple computers
Great primarily for backups, other functions not as much...
11 June 2013
Summary: I've had this Timecapsule for a month now and can see why it has had mixed reviews. This is not a quick network drive to access and read/write to constantly, for that you will need a NAS drive connected to your router.
Summary: Reviewing this in the context of the 4 tasks this product is designed to do: Time Machine Backups - Can't fault it. Macs see the Time Capsule as a Time Machine backup target and have no problem backing up to it.