Apple Time Capsule 500 GB reviews

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+ This network storage has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on capacity.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 24 reviews.
500GB Storage, 36.3 See full product description

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Phil, Buckinghamshire

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Probably one of the best routers on the market, easy to set up, looks good and the signal is strong. It backs your computer up without having to think about it. So much easier than my old router.
Bad points:
As with everything these days, it doesn't have an off switch. Product designers HELLO, we're trying to save the planet here, this product runs hot and burns valuable energy, we need to be able to turn it off at night.
Looks great but has to sit flat and therefore uses up too much desk space. But don't let these point put you off, it's still a great product.
Overall rating 9.0
Design 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Really easy to setup. Great User account restrictions
Bad points:
Need Apple airport client softwarwe on each PC you want to access.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 5.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 18 Jan 2009

Pete, Norwich IT consultant for 27yrs

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Much better than I expected. Silent, good energy saving, good lan & wi-fi performance. Mixes PC & Mac storage very well. Not FAT32 so now file size restrictions. Attaching a network printer (for MAC & PC) better than I have found anywhere else.
Bad points:
Time machine could be more flexible (a mac issue really)
Overall rating 10.0
Design 10.0
Performance 10.0
Reliability 10.0
Capacity 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Dec 2008

Timothy, London Self employed architect

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Does exactly what it says on the tin; effortless back up and wireless connection all in one. Great.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Sep 2009

Frank, Leeds I'm OLD, pre Microsoft

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Plug & Play in the truest sense.
Bad points:
It didn't cost £25
Overall rating 9.0
Design 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Aug 2009

Grant, Harrogate, GB. home network

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Neat physical design however setup requires some stamina! but this is a comprehensive solution to network printing and file sharing so not too surprising. Does what it says on the tin!
Bad points:
Requires its own software to set up. Not web based set up as in many routers. Gets quite warm (there are no obvious cooling fins, fans or vents.). Don't know if the internal disk spins down when there is no activity. Have seen no settings to suggest possible. I have not found out the power consumption but from the heat output, would expect it to be in the range 30-50 watts.
Overall rating 8.0
Design 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Aug 2009

Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
once setup just works!
Bad points:
a real pain to setup
Overall rating 8.0
Design 8.0
Performance 7.0
Reliability 6.0
Capacity 9.0
Value for money 5.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Feb 2009

Product Features

Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Height in mm 36.3
Width in mm 197
Depth in mm 197
Weight (g) 1587
Colour White
Release date 2008-04-17

Also known as: Apple Time Capsule - NAS - 500 GB, Time Capsule 500Gb, Apple Time Capsule 500GB, Apple Time Capsule 500GB/1TB

 

Manufacturer's Description

Backing up is something we all know we should do, but often don’t. And while disaster is a great motivator, now it doesn’t have to be. Because with Time Capsule, the nagging need to back up has been replaced by automatic, constant protection. And even better, it all happens wirelessly, saving everything important, including your sanity.

Built for Time Machine.

Time Capsule includes a wireless 500GB or 1TB hard drive1 designed to work with Time Machine in Mac OS X Leopard. Just set Time Capsule as the designated backup drive for Time Machine, and that’s it. Depending on how much data you have, your initial backup with Time Capsule could take overnight or longer. After it completes, only changed files are backed up — automatically, wirelessly and in the background. So you never have to worry about backing up again.


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