Refurbished Time Capsule using the "green" drives?

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  1. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    I read that Apple did a silent upgrade with the Time Capsule - not sure when - and started using WD green drives that should have eliminated the heat issue that was killing these devices after ~18 months.

    Has anyone who purchased a TC via the refurbished store got one with a green drive? If so, was it in the 1TB or 2TB config?
     
  2. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you read that? Interesting, if accurate.
     
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  4. drambuie macrumors 6502a

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    Three weeks ago I bought a 1GB TC, manufactured in week 43. From all I have read, I was expecting it to get hot, but, so far the case top only gets lukewarm to the touch. I guess a power supply redesign, and the change to the Caviar Green could account for this.

    I'm in Canada, and the part number is MC343AM/A, but the model number is A1355, same as the MC343LL/A US model. I notice that my Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad both have the AM/A suffix, so I think the part number difference just designates the destination market area for peripherals. The Canadian market MBPs have the LL/A suffix.
     
  5. Brian33 macrumors 6502a

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    Sure seems to. Makes sense to put a "green" drive in the TC. I recently upgraded my TC's drive to a 2 GB WD Caviar Green WD20EARS, and, while I can't quantify it, it seems cooler. It is most definitely quieter!

    Be nice to see some more reports to confirm that at least some current TC's use a green drive.
     
  6. jenzjen thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, I went ahead and ordered a refurb 1TB and will try and see what drive is inside without opening her up. Even if it isn't a green WD drive, it will be covered under my machine's AppleCare so when it does die, by then the replacement should definitely be a green WD drive :)
     

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