Just Replaced My Time Capsule Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lasuther, May 20, 2010.

  1. lasuther macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 500GB time capsule that quickly ran out of space with my 27" iMac 1TB drive. I wanted to buy a Guardian MAXimus 1.5TB Raid-1 Hard Drive for $360 to do my backups. The cost was high and I decided to look into replacing the Time Capsule drive.

    I bought a 2TB Western Digital Green internal drive for $130 and replaced it using the Hardmac instructions. The 2TB Green drive runs near silent and is a lot cooler than the original 500GB drive. The swap was easy to do, but I destroyed the rubber mat glued on the bottom.

    I bought a Rosewill enclosure for $23 for the 500GB drive. I considered buying a FW800 enclosure, but that was $60 and it didn't seem worth it for a back up drive.
     
  2. prss14 macrumors regular

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    Glad to hear your swap has worked out well. So, the TC drive was easy to swap out. That is good to hear. Especially about the heat. I took the rubber off the bottom of my TC a while back and put a usb fan below it. Made a world of difference with the heat.

    I am looking at getting a HD and wondered about the Roswill enclosures. Never really heard of them before. How do you feel about their build? Decent for the price?
     
  3. gwerhart0800 macrumors 6502

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    Rosewill is a NewEgg "house brand". I own 2 of their quad interface single drive 3.5" SATA enclosures and one of their 2.5" USB/FW800 SATA enclosures. All of them work fine. The FW800 cable that came with the 2.5" enclosure was bad, but I had several others, so I just pitched it.

    3.5" Enclosure
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182122

    2.5" Enclosure
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182183
     

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