Airport Extreme more reliable than TC?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by nashmills, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. nashmills macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    It looks like my one month old 2TB Time Capsule has just died. I can't get any light or sound from it. The data on it is not a big problem although there are some photos I will be sad to lose.

    My question is, do Airport Extremes suffer from the same heat problems as Time Capsules? I prefer the all-in-one solution of the TC but want something that is reliable.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Airport Extremes are much more reliable because they don't have an integrated power supply and internal hard drive. Usually the failure point on Time Capsules is the power supply due to heat.
  3. nashmills thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 24, 2009
    Thanks for the helpful information. Interesting that it doesn't have a built in power supply. I wonder why the TC does.
  4. eric44 macrumors member

    May 18, 2008
    I agree, my old TC got very hot and then eventually died.
    My new airport extreme is much cooler and very stable :)
  5. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    My AE has been running in a cupboard (with the door closed) for over 2 years now, 24/7.
    No problems whatsoever.

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