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Why was Time Capsule discontinued?

Why was Time Capsule discontinued?

Experts are warning of a potential flaw that could affect Mac users who still rely on Apple Time Capsules for backup. Even though Apple discontinued the Time Capsule in 2018, the product is still in use by many Mac users, and a flaw in the Seagate drive inside could put data at risk.

Does Apple still support AirPort Time Capsule?

Discontinuation. In approximately 2016, Apple disbanded the wireless router team that developed the AirPort Time Capsule and AirPort Extreme router. In 2018, Apple formally discontinued both products, exiting the router market.

What should I replace my Apple Time Capsule with?

The closest that you can come would be a router from either Synology or Asus that will support Time Machine backups to a separate USB hard drive connected to the product. So, instead of a one-piece solution like the Time Capsule, you will have a two-piece solution……a separate router and separate USB drive.

Why won’t my Mac recognize my Time Machine?

General troubleshooting. Make sure your backup disk is plugged in, turned on, and securely connected to your Mac. If your backup disk is on a network, make sure both the disk and your Mac are connected to the network. If the network is experiencing problems, your backup disk may not be available.

Are Apple AirPort routers still good?

The simple answer to this question is no. Apple’s AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and AirPort Time Capsule products were never bad Wi-Fi routers—they had sufficient speed and connectivity, so they worked well in most households—but they never stood out.

Is the Time Capsule a good router?

Time Capsule is also excellent as a WIFI base station, thanks to its 802.11ac WIFI networking. And while you still can. There’s nothing to stop you getting a second Time Capsule. Then you can daisy chain them for extra backup and file storage.

How long do time capsules last?

For a personal time capsule, 10 to 30 years may be enough, whereas a generational time capsule meant for your grandchildren may need to last 60 to 70 years. If you want your capsule to be opened at an even later date, you will want to start planning the logistics.

Can I use Time Capsule just for backup?

Time Capsule offers you the simplicity of fully automated backup for your Wi-Fi network. Using the Time Machine application in Mac OS X v10. 5.7 Leopard or later, it’s easy and automatic to back up all the computers on your network to a single Time Capsule.

Can’t connect to Apple Time Capsule?

If you can’t connect, check to make sure your network settings are correct. If they appear to be correct and you still can’t connect, contact your ISP. Â Make sure you’re connecting to the correct wireless network. You can clear the AirPort network password or Time Capsule password by resetting your Time Capsule.

How do I access my AirPort Time Capsule hard drive?

1 Connect the printer or hard disk to the Time Capsule USB (d) port. 2 Open AirPort Utility, located in the Utilities folder in the Applications folder on a Mac, or in Start > All Programs > AirPort on a computer using Windows. 3 Select your Time Capsule and click Continue.

How long do Apple AirPort routers last?

about 5-6 years
The average useful life of most routers designed or home use is about 5-6 years, so you have had remarkably good luck with your AirPort.