If the hard drive fails, will I still be able to use TC as a router?
I was gonna buy an extreme base station, but I found a 500GB time capsule on sale for the same price...so naturally I would rather buy the TC. I know since its the first generation TC, I'm probably only gonna get about 8-14 months use out of it. I'm ok with that so long as I can still use it as a base station.....wifi, wireless printing, etc....
I don't see any reason why it wouldn't, I just wanna make sure before I purchase it. Thanks
- Asked by Jason B from Tucson
QA Apple Time Capsule
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3 Answers from the Community
Yes, that will work.
The first generation TC did not incorporate MIMO technology into its wireless function. (multiple-input multiple-output transmits multiple data streams simultaneously)
- Answered by Andrew H from Carmel
It is the power supply that will fail first (insuffficient cooling), and then it is good only for the bin
- Answered by Simon T
I guess if the HD failed you would probably get a bit more use out of it as a router but the HD could be an important part of the router functionality.
- Answered by Will R from North Hobart