Time Capsule’s Hitachi “Server Grade” Drive?

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The folks over at AppleInsider couldn’t resist opening up their new Time Capsule to see what was really inside. I think the most revealing discovery is the “server grade” drive is a Hitachi Deskstar drive found everyday desktop computers. In addition, these drives are used in Apple’s xserve line so that must be what Apple meant when it said “server grade”. However, the drives on an xserve unit are easier to replace when they fail (and they do). We can hope that Apple has confidence in Hitachi’s drives or we can by cynical that Apple is being cheap on the drives. Just keep in mind that “server grade” or “server rated” may not mean what you think it means.

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