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Apple 3TB Time Capsule 4th Generation
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- One click, continuous wireless backup 3TB
- Can backup multiple Mac computers running OS X Leopard or later
- Compatible with Mac computers and PCs that use 802.11a, b or g technologies, as well as wireless devices such as iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV.
- Compatible with OS X Leopard or later
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|Shipping||—||£5.14||£5.10||FREE Shipping||£2.50||FREE Shipping|
|Sold By||—||BOMS||BOMS||Amazon.co.uk||LambdaTek ComponentShop||Amazon.co.uk|
|Data Transfer Rate||125 MB per second||1,250 MB per second||125 MB per second||220 MB per second||100 MB per second||5,000 Mb per second|
|Hard Disk Rotational Speed||7,200 rpm||0 rpm||0 rpm||5,400 rpm||5,400 rpm||—|
|Hard Disk Size||3,000 GB||3 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2,000 GB||4,000 GB|
|Item Dimensions||19.7 x 19.7 x 3.63 cm||9.8 x 16.8 x 9.8 cm||9.8 x 16.8 x 9.8 cm||7.6 x 11.35 x 1.21 cm||7.7 x 13 x 1.5 cm||14 x 17.1 x 4.9 cm|
|Item Weight||1.6 kg||1.48 kg||1.48 kg||159 grams||300 grams||1 kg|
|Memory Storage Capacity||3 TB||3 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2,000 GB||4|
|Size||3.5||3 TB||2 TB||2 TB||2 TB||4 TB|
|Special Feature||Hot Swap Function||—||—||Plug and Play^USB powered^Yes||—||Cable lock slot^External power adapter^LED indicators^Operating temperature range:5 - 35 °C^RAID support^cooling:Passive|
Time Capsule 3TB
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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 months; my previous TC lasted 3.5 years. In choosing to stay with a Time Capsule, my expectation is that Apple has improved the design of the power supply which was causing premature failure. Time will tell.
I chose a 3TB unit with the intention of using it to also backup more than my Macs. Annoyingly, it is not possible to partition the drive: Time Machine wants to make use of the whole of the TC capacity (ie all 3TB). This rather defeats the benefit of the larger capacity drive (1TB is more than adequate for backing up my Macs).
I have identified work-around to limit the size of the "sparse bundle" the TM uses to store back ups which should achieve the same effect as partitioning. However I have not had the opportunity to test it.
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. No way on the Time Capsule to limit the amount of total space backups are allowed to consume tho. This can be achieved other ways with a little fiddling and google is your friend. Left to its own devices, your backups will potentially eat all your disk space.
Wireless - Fantastic, especially the 5GHz facility. Greatly increases range and throughput. Facility to enable a guest network that can allow people to access the internet but not your attached machines. Note that if you configure the Time Capsule in "Bridge Mode", you lose this facility (for some reason)
Router - Works well, but limited tweakability. Some annoying things include no ability to disable DHCP and keep routing. I have another internal server running DHCP. To get around this, I set the TC DHCP to only dish out 2 addresses, and created DHCP reservations with "fake" MAC addresses so that they would never be issued. Another annoyance is that you cannot set the subnet mask for your internal network, and it insists on a 10 network having a 255.255.255.0 subnet mask!
File Sharing - Good but limited. Access to the whole device (the internal disk and disks attached via USB) can be limited by a password. Each disk can be limited by a password. Can create accounts and then access is controlled by these. Each account can see their own directory that is created automatically, and the rest of the drive. No granular control of permissions on a folder by folder basis.
So, on the whole it's good.Read more ›
So yes, it is expensive but what's the point of a backup system that you don't trust or one that takes days of fiddling with to get it working.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a brilliant piece of kit by apple, I am very pleased with it and I would recommend it to anyone...Published on 2 April 2013 by Julie Mooney
As with most apple products, this unit is so simple.
I bought this to back up some office iMacs and a MacBook. Simply plugs into router, basic setup and hey presto... Read more
I love this items
As well in this particular extra capebility so I will more order soon thank amazone
Picked this up for good price from Amazon - and initially set up was ok, with new network being created. Read morePublished on 6 Dec. 2012 by Ian C