Old Time Capsule Failed - A Couple of Questions About Possible Solutions...
I have an old Time Capsule (1 TB). I think it was purchased mid 2009 - but am unable to access it to determine this.
I do like the Time Capsule format - and think I would like to keep this in the future.
I also do a complete system back up to a 2nd external hard drive using C.C.C..
The existing problems with the Time Capsule now are:
1. Unable to back up data - it stalls after a few gig
2. Is not able to find my network
3. When I access the Time capsule using an Ethernet connection - I don't get the option to "Get Info" (so
I can not determine what make or model this unit is)
I have been unable to use Disk Utility to do a complete erase because Disk Utility does not always see the Time Capsule - or when it randomly does - will not erase the drive.
I was able to manually trash my back ups on there - including the "sparse file"
I am using Sierra as my O.S.
Here are my questions...
1. Should I purchase a recently discontinued Time Capsule?
2. Should I abandon the Time Capsule format of backing up?
3. Should I just purchase another external hard drive and and use C.C.C.?
4. Should I purchase a drive - attach it to my Airport Extreme and use this system to create a
Time Capsule back-up (I have read that some people have good success with this and other not so much
- depending on the drive purchased)
5. Knowing my problems listed above - would replacing the internal drive fix all of this? This looks like a
fairly inexpensive solution and I feel I could pull this off. Not sure what role the internal drive has in
terms of connectivity through WiFi... as well as my other issues...
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