Time Machine HD Drives

Bluedog54

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Dec 7, 2011
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Curious to know if anyone knows the manufacturer of the HDD in the 2011 Time Machine. Thanx!
 

mainstay

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Depending on the year, I believe them to be WD GREEN drives... the lowest performance of a reasonably good line-up.

That's what mine was when I replaced it with a larger capacity drive.

Here's from WiKi:

Hard drive

The hard drive typically found in a Time Capsule is the Hitachi Deskstar, which is sold by Hitachi as a consumer-grade product (the Hitachi Ultrastar is the enterprise version).[8] Apple labeled the drive as a server-grade drive in promotional material for Time Capsule, and also used this type of drive in its discontinued Xserve servers. Apple states that the Hitachi Deskstar meets or exceeds the 1 million hour mean time between failures (MTBF) recommendation for server-grade hard drives.[9]

The 500GB, 1st generation Time Capsule shipped with a Seagate Barracuda ES-series drive.[10]

More recently, other hard drives such as the Western Digital Caviar Green series,[11] and the Samsung EcoGreen series have been reported.