The All-New Time Capsule. Up to 3x faster Wi-Fi. 2TB of Storage.
Automatic Wireless Backup: One Click Setup. Then you're all set.
With AirPort Time Capsule, you get a super-fast Wi-Fi base station and an easy-to-use backup device all in one. And backing up your data couldn't be simpler. Just set it up once and AirPort Time Capsule does the rest. It works with Time Machine in OS X to back up your Mac automatically and wirelessly, so you never have to worry about losing anything important again. Every photo. Every file. Every song. Even your apps and OS X settings are saved. AirPort Time Capsule stores it all -- up to 2TB or 3TB of data.
We've built a faster time machine.
AirPort Time Capsule is designed to partner seamlessly with Time Machine in OS X Leopard or later to protect your data. They work together smartly so that after the initial backup, only the files you've changed are backed up -- automatically, wirelessly, and in the background. Since Time Machine continuously makes a copy of everything on your Mac -- and saves multiple versions -- you can easily access and restore previous versions of a single file, a folder, or even your entire Mac. And with an all-new design and ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi, backing up to AirPort Time Capsule is up to 50 per cent faster than before.2
A backup plan for your Mac. Actually, all your Macs.
Have multiple Mac computers in your home or office? AirPort Time Capsule can back up and store files for each Mac on your wireless network. No longer do you have to attach an external drive to each Mac every time you want to back up. AirPort Time Capsule spares you the work. Your computers are always backed up -- automatically and wirelessly.
Up to 3x Wi-Fi base station. The next generation of wireless has arrived
802.11ac. The new definition of fast.
More than just a wireless hard drive, AirPort Time Capsule is also a fully featured Wi-Fi base station with the latest three-stream 802.11ac technology. Now you can reach data rates of up to 1.3 Gbps3 -- triple the previous 802.11n standard. Which means up to three times faster Wi-Fi.4 You also get double the channel bandwidth, with 80MHz-wide channels providing more room for more data to flow faster than ever. And if you have 802.11a/b/g/n devices, AirPort Time Capsule maximises that connection as well. What you do with all that extra speed is up to you.
Simultaneous dual-band support.
AirPort Time Capsule features simultaneous dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. That means it transmits at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies at the same time. So no matter which band your wireless devices use, they'll automatically connect to the best available band for the fastest possible performance.
Beamforming puts the focus on your device.
With 802.11ac technology comes the intelligent, powerful beamforming antenna array. Most base station antennas emit an equal and constant Wi-Fi signal in all directions. But the beamforming antenna array is smarter -- it knows where an 802.11ac device is on the network. Then AirPort Time Capsule targets its signal to that device. So your Wi-Fi signal is stronger, clearer and faster.
Designed with performance in mind. Speeded up, Slimmed down
For the all-new design of AirPort Time Capsule, we took an approach that centred on performance. We made it taller and put the antennas at the top, creating a higher platform for dispersing the signal. We also increased the number of antennas. There are now six of them -- three for the 2.4GHz band and three for the 5GHz band. Together with 802.11ac wireless technology, they let you connect faster, farther, and with more power than ever before. The bar for Wi-Fi base stations has been raised. In every way.
Smaller footprint. More desk space.
The new vertical design not only improves Wi-Fi performance, it also saves you valuable desk space. At less than 10 centimetres square, the footprint of AirPort Time Capsule is 75 per cent smaller than its predecessor. And to keep everything tidy, even the power supply is built in. Which means AirPort Time Capsule takes up no more space than it should.
With AirPort Time Capsule, getting your new Wi-Fi network up and running takes less time -- and less effort -- than making a cup of tea. That's because a setup assistant is built into iOS and into AirPort Utility for OS X. As soon as you plug in your AirPort Time Capsule and connect it to your DSL or cable modem, you can follow the simple instructions on your Mac or iOS device. There are no complicated steps to follow and no obscure terminology to learn. The setup assistant does all the work, so you don't have to.
Manage your Wi-Fi network from your iOS device or Mac.
Once your network is set up, AirPort Utility for iOS and OS X lets you manage and monitor it from your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac. Your AirPort Time Capsule -- along with other AirPort base stations you have connected -- appears graphically onscreen, so you can see your settings at a glance, make changes, apply updates and more.
Printer and hard drive sharing. Your wireless control tower
Share another hard drive. Securely. In addition to the 2TB or 3TB of storage in AirPort Time Capsule, you can turn any external USB hard drive into another secure drive to share across your Wi-Fi network and access securely over the Internet. All the documents, videos, photos and other files instantly become available to anyone on the network, for Mac and PC users alike.
Print without wires. The USB 2 port in AirPort Time Capsule is also great for sharing a printer across your wireless network. Just plug it in and everyone on your network can take advantage of one centrally available printer. Wirelessly, of course.
Compatibility and security
Write a review for: Apple 2TB AirPort Time Capsule
Having used a standard "bundled with my broadband" wireless router for wifi and having switched to this all I can say is- it's amazing. Areas in my house that never received a stable wifi signal now do.
The ability to automatically back up my macbook over wifi is a great benefit. I used to use a USB connected external hard drive but now I don't even have to think about it and my mac automatically does it thanks to time capsule software which is built into mac os.
I would highly recommend this product to anyone, particularly mac users. A device which is so easy to get set-up and then does everything for backing up your system and files automatically. The time capsule software also has screen capture ability. A bit pricey but in my opinion well the extra outlay.
The device is quiet, almost silent in operation and does not heat up like other hard drives I've used. I have it sitting on a sideboard and with typical apple minimalist looks, it looks great.
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