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    Apparent widespread Time Capsule defect
    It caught my attention this morning that there is an extremely high failure rate for the Time Capsule, typically after about 18 months of service. The problem is so widespread that an organization has actually produced a "Dead Time Capsule Memorial".

    See here:

    Register here | Time Capsule Memorial Register

    Since we have so many parties here that are considering a Time Capsule, I thought I would relay the message that there are some very real reliability issues for this premium-priced product. It's even more disconcerting that many are relying on this device to protect valuable data.

    So, if you happen to run across this thread while researching the device, or currently own one please be forewarned.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Mine is closing in on that 18 months.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    Mine is closing in on that 18 months.
    Well - forewarned is forearmed, I guess.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Check this out...

    Time Capsule - 2TB - Apple Store (U.S.)

    Just about every other product has reviews, but not this one.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

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    Gulp!! Day 2 backing up to a new 2TB TC...

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