They can vary. I’ve got one that’s about 5 years old and it’s still going
strong. But does vary.
Have you tried doing a hard reset on it? (plug it in via Ethernet and access it
that way and then do a full restore on it).
Some routers will only work with printers etc, so not every model will “share”
a Hard Drive, but in theory yes this should work (depending on model).
Best way is to look up the model and see, or the old “try it and see” :)
Hope that helps.
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> On 15 Oct 2016, at 5:55 pm, Rod Blitvich <rb...@iinet.net.au> wrote:
> Hi Folks
> Please can you tell me the expected lifespan of an Apple Time Capsule?
> Mine is 5 years old.
> It is occaisionly not appearing on Airport Utility - i just pull the power
> plug and then allow it to re-start.
> Can I replace it just with a hard drive plugged into my router?
> Will I still be able to use Time Machine with this new set-up?
> Rod Blitvich - Amy & Sam’s Dad
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