Does Time Capsule's HD spin down?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by esaias, May 15, 2008.

  1. esaias macrumors member

    Jun 11, 2007
    I was wondering does the Time Capsule spin down its HD when idle?
    It would be just plain stupid if it didn't but you never know...

  2. Thorbjorn macrumors regular

    Jan 14, 2008
    Yup, it spins down. Most of the time just sits there quiet as a clam. (A clam with a little green light.) Only kicks in once an hour briefly to do the automated TM backup. Also, if I know I'm having a day of little work and I don't feel I need the backups, I go into Time Machine preferences and turn it off. Then it's just a question of either running backups manually or remembering to set it back on to automatic when I'm crunching through tasks.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    Time Capsule's HDD was advertised as "Server-grade" so i guess it can be left spinning 24/7 like most good quality desktop HDDs these days.

    is there an option keep it spinning? does the Energy Saver preferences have anything to do with Time Capsule's HDD or is there an option in Airport Utility?

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