a design problem causing failures?

The AirPort Time Capsule can cause you to lose all of your data. This is because of the use of a Seagate Grenada hard drive. Explanation.

Apple offers a wide variety of products, a wide variety of products, far beyond the very popular iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and other Macs. Among the other references to the catalog of the brand with apple, we find in particular theAirPort Time Capsule, for data backup. A design concern, more precisely design, could lead to some failures. Including loss of data.

Risk of data loss on Apple AirPort Time Capsule

A few years ago, Apple offered for sale its AirPort Time Capsule, to allow Mac users to easily back up their data to a physical disk, an alternative for those who do not fully trust the cloud, or who want also a physical backup. The marketing of this product was stopped in 2018 but many of these capsules are still in use today.

due to the use of a Seagate Grenada hard drive

And if you are one of those users, this report might interest you. According to an article by the German specialist company Dattenrettung, it seems that a design concern of the AirPort Time Capsule could lead to a failure, a failure which could even cause a loss of data.

Apparently, this concern is due to the decision of the Cupertino company to use a hard drive Seagate Grenada. According to the report in question: “We are convinced that it is a design error to have put a Seagate Grenada hard drive in the Time Capsule (ST3000DM001 / ST2000DM001 2014-2018). The ramp for this drive uses two different materials. Sooner or later, it will end up breaking on this model, installed in a Time Capsule with insufficient ventilation. ”

Dattenrettung also points out that data recovery is still possible, but at the cost of great effort. And even then, not all data may be recoverable. If you have an AirPort Time Capsule with 2-3TB of storage, you should look for an alternative, just in case. Also note that iFixit offers a guide explaining step by step the procedure for replacing the hard drive.

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