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The Time Capsule Memorial Register

Got a dead Time Capsule, one that’s dies before it’s time?

Register here | Time Capsule Memorial Register.

I haven’t bought a Time Capsule, but having had a number of AirPort Express units just suddenly die on me with no warning and no recourse for repair, I’m not entirely surprised that packing all those electronics into a small, sealed enclosure causes problems when there’s the added heat from a 500GB or 1TB drive. I’ve never been comfortable with the use of a Time Capsule for backup – I firmly believe that whatever you’re actually backing up your data to needs to be more reliable than where your data came from in the first place. Combine the vagaries of Wi-Fi, a hard drive running in a sealed enclosure, sparse disk images broken up into bands and then Apple’s rather un-elegant way of handling hard links in an HFS+ filesystem and it’s just too fragile for my liking…

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