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Simple to set up, works exceptionally well.
on 31 March 2014
I considered buying one some time ago, but opted for a Western Digital NAS as a time machine backup disk. It made sense, nearly £200 difference between the time capsule and the WD drive for 3tb. I already had an Airport Extreme, so i thought it would do the job. It has been nothing but trouble. Slow transfer, lost connections, and occasionally it just disassociated my mac with the backups. Apple make products that work seamlessly together, so i decided to get a time capsule. I waited until the price was right, and bought it.
Set up was easier than my Airport. I connected them together, and Airport Utility asked if i wanted to replace the Airport with the Time Capsule. It then transferred all settings over and within 2 minutes, the Time Capsule was now providing my wireless network. Time Machine found it, and i set it up as the new back up drive. I selected my external iTunes drive and work drive to backup (so 2.5tb total) and off it went. It was completed inside a day, and has been spot on to date. I relocated my Airport upstairs to wirelessly extend the network, and as such the connectivity is so much better up there now. I also use the twin frequency feature, so my iPhone and mac connect to the 5ghz network, and other devices such as printer are on 2.4. The iPhone and mac connect at around 300-4500mbps, with little interruption.
I know Apple charge a lot, but the time and hassle that they save it worth the extra money, i don't want to mess around trying to get things to work, i want to use the technology i have to create things, enjoy digital content, to enhance my digital life, and this product has solved a small 1st world issue i had. It won't change your life, but it has meant i could ditch the WD NAS that was and under performer.
Keep an eye on the price, i got it when it dipped to £280 (£70 cheaper than Apple).