2013 Airport Time Capsule 2 TB - Upgrade drive to 4 TB?

webstarcool

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According to the recent mini teardown of the 2013 Airport Time Capsule, the device holds a standard 2 TB Seagate drive.

http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/AirPort+Time+Capsule+A1470+Teardown/15067/1

The question is whether you can make a DYI upgrade to a 4 TB drive. Previous Time Capsules had an issue with the drive size when swapping the drive to a 4 TB as it wouldn't properly recognize the drive and capacity.

I also recall that recent iMacs had a harddrive with a modified firmware. Wonder whether the TC drives are actually not-so-standard and have a modded firmware as well.

Would be interesting to see how things play out with this new APTC.
 

negatv1

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Unless there is a hardware size limitation for the device (we know 3TB drives work), then I'd be an off the shelf 4GB drive will work in the AC.
 

webstarcool

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Sweet. My question has already been answered by iFixit. According to them it will easily accept a 4 TB drive.