1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 1, 2012 3:39 PM by LaPastenague
Tom Ostertag Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

Greetings:

 

Can I Install a larger hard drive in my Time Capsule. Apparently I do not have enough space to back up my iMac and my MacBook Pro for any appropriate length of time. I filled up the 1TB drive in less than a month (backup failure) and had to entirely erase the drive to get it back up and running sans history of course. Is this something Apple has to do? The Time Capsule is my wifi transmitter and so taking it in would be a problem for normal activity.

 

Thanks,

 

Tom

  • LaPastenague Level 8 Level 8 (41,185 points)

    Apple consider it a sealed consumable.. it is not openable.. fixable in any way.

     

    Well Apple are not always right. You can open it, and install a larger drive.

     

    If under warranty.. that is void.. obviously... although working carefully whose to know.

     

    http://www.ifixit.com/Device/Apple_Time_Capsule

     

    If you are filling drives in a month.. even a 3TB will be full in 3 months.. this is going to be an expensive exercise.. I would recommend you mod the TC and use external sata port.. so you can swap hard drives regularly.

     

    What A1xxx model is your TC?

     

    You need to realise that not all TC take all drives.. and there are issues with some brands.. ie put a WD 3TB green in a Gen 2 TC it might work.. (it might not) make sure you are on latest firmware. It probably won't spin down.. but might.. and might not.

    2TB tend to be easier to use. Good luck.