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    2nd Time Capsule dead should I buy a third?

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    2nd Time Capsule dead should I buy a third?
    My first TC (1st gen purchased in 03/08) died after 2 years and was replaced. My second Time Capsule (2nd generation-500GB) just died. I took it the genius bar and they confirmed it was dead. It was purchased (replaced) mid-2010 (~20 months ago) so there is no warranty remaining. Is it silly to purchase a third? There were obviously issues with the 1st generation TC but are people having issues with the 2nd gen or am I just lucky? Does AE have the same issues? Does anyone have an suggestions for other back-up systems for iMAC? Also I have some files on there that are from an old computer (no longer accessible) so what is the best way to recover those?

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    2nd Time Capsule dead should I buy a third?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridge66 View Post
    My first TC (1st gen purchased in 03/08) died after 2 years and was replaced. My second Time Capsule (2nd generation-500GB) just died. I took it the genius bar and they confirmed it was dead. It was purchased (replaced) mid-2010 (~20 months ago) so there is no warranty remaining. Is it silly to purchase a third? There were obviously issues with the 1st generation TC but are people having issues with the 2nd gen or am I just lucky? Does AE have the same issues? Does anyone have an suggestions for other back-up systems for iMAC? Also I have some files on there that are from an old computer (no longer accessible) so what is the best way to recover those?
    You may want to look at your power supply. I was replacing LinkSys routers every 12 to 18 months until I bought a decent battery backed UPS and plugged into it. I switched to a first gen TC at the same time, almost four years ago and no problems since.
    FWIW I was having similar problems with microwave ovens and put in a good quality surge protector and haven't replaced a microwave since either.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    2nd Time Capsule dead should I buy a third?
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    I'm still using a first-gen Time Capsule myself with no issues. In fact, I replaced the hard drive in it a few months ago simply to add more capacity. I gotta agree with Razormac on the power supply. It's definitely worth checking into.

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    2nd Time Capsule dead should I buy a third?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    I'm still using a first-gen Time Capsule myself with no issues. In fact, I replaced the hard drive in it a few months ago simply to add more capacity. I gotta agree with Razormac on the power supply. It's definitely worth checking into.
    It did go dead when I was turning off the circuit breaker for that room. I will look to a purchase a better power supply (I assume you mean power strip/surge protector). Any recs for the power supply? Thanks so much.

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    I have several of these. They seem to work well and are relatively cheap, $40 USD on line.
    http://www.amazon.com/CyberPower-CP4...6727667&sr=1-3
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    2nd Time Capsule dead should I buy a third?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    I have several of these. They seem to work well and are relatively cheap, $40 USD on line.
    Amazon.com: CyberPower CP425SLG UPS Standby Green - 425VA/255W 8-Outlet RJ11 Compact Design: Electronics
    Thanks. Much appreciated.

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