Time Capsule Internal Drive

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  1. Habitus macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    All,

    Like some of you, my 1st gen Time Capsule died. Is the internal drive a 3.5" sata? I'm looking to purchase a enclosure and I want to make sure I purchase the correct one.

    Thanks,

    Habitus :apple:
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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  3. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    3.5," right?

    Thanks!

    Habitus :apple:
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    3.5" SATA yes.

    you could always put it into a desktop computer if you wanted.
     
  5. Habitus thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Habitus

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    Thanks for the help! Yea, I thought about it, but I'm going to get a $19.99 sata enclosure on macsales. Also, purchasing the enclosure gives me an excuse to purchase more RAM for my 13" MBP! 2GB doesn't cut it :)

    Thanks,

    Habitus :apple:
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    good call ;) 2GB - yea that would struggle!

    oh also, forgot to mention - you most likely wont be able to access the drive when you mount it the first time. here is how to fix that:
    1. "Get Info" on the drive.
    2. go to the "sharing permissions" section and hit the lock button. enter admin password etc.
    3. hit the "+" (plus) button.
    4. select your user name from the list and hit apply/ok.
    5. ensure you have read/write privileges.
    6. hit the "cog" (next to "+" sign), and choose "apply to enclosed items". this will enable you to have full access to everything inside the drive.

    that should be it. thought youd like to know :) (just incase)
     

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