Hey, Apple! Where's that 'server-grade' Time Capsule hard drive you promised us?

Summary:Apple markets its Time Capsule backup devices has having a 'server-grade' hard drive. A teardown reveals a standard drive.

Apple markets its Time Capsule backup devices has having a 'server-grade' hard drive. A teardown reveals a standard drive.

Here's the sales literature:

Here is what Hardmac found on opening their new Time Capsule:

The reality is a Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS consumer hard drive. NOT a 'server-grade' hard drive. I like the WD20EARS drive, I have lots of them in use at the PC Doc HQ, but when I'm sold something 'server-grade' I expect something better.

It's not the fist time Apple's been naughty and called drives 'server-grade' when they weren't.

Topics: Storage, Apple, Data Management, Hardware

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Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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