Lifespan of the Time Capsule?

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  1. Alx9876 macrumors 6502a

    Alx9876

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    Anyone know how long this hardware last before it burns out with all of you're data on it?

    Is it the regular 5 years or so?

    Thanks guys.:)
     
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    should be. time capsule has a server grade hard drive inside it. that ensures quality.
     
  3. queshy macrumors 68040

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    I'd say it would last 7 years, but something cooler and better and newer will come out and most will end up replacing it sooner. Again, my estimate depends on how much you use it...
     
  4. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    It will probably set your house on fire just before it pegs out, destroying any evidence that it failed.

    The 'server grade' (If you invest in really bargain-basement servers or Apple 'Pro' gear, sure) HDD's lifespan will probably be significantly curtailed by how hot this thing runs.
     
  5. Alx9876 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Alx9876

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    Thanks everyone. I am thinking about weather or not it's worth it to get this add on. I hear everyone talking about Drobo but it's too expensive for me.
     
  6. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    it's worth, replaces any older airport hardware you have, with the newest frequency (wireless N) and also is backwards compatible with a/b/g.
     

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