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How do I upgrade my Time Capsule's hard drive?

How do I upgrade my Time Capsule's hard drive?

I have a 500GB Time Capsule and I'd like to upgrade it with a 2TB hard drive.

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bert [Entry]

"Hi, I'm including an article on upgrading a a time capsule HD. Hope this helps you. Ralph

http://www.hardmac.com/articles/79/"
bert [Entry]

"Looks like this is a slightly old topic, but maybe it's still live, here's an even better repair guide for upgrading the drive:

http://www.applefritter.com/node/23907"
bert [Entry]

I wanted to chime in to say I successfully upgraded my time capsule 1TB HDD to a 3TB HDD. I ordered a Western Digital caviar green 3TB 5400 rpm WD30EZRX for $225 from Amazon.
bert [Entry]

These instructions left out the part about how to transfer my old backup data to the enw hard drive...
bert [Entry]

"Hello all,

I am presently on the process of finding a solution to my 1TB Time Capsule not having enough disk space for the incremental backups.

Since my Time Capsule allows for and external drive via USB, I connected a 2TB external drive and Time Machine immediately recognized it as an available separate volume (this means you can't spawn the first drive into the second in ordem to have a unique and bigger volume).

Too bad Time Machine can't treat each volume separately (that would allow me to, say, backup images to one volume and the Documents to the other). But since it can't, I used the external drive as a new volume (with enough capacity) to hold my Time Machine backups. I also stopped making backups on the original Time Capsule internal 1TB drive which I now use as a network drive for manual copies, backups, etc..

I suppose this thread goes back to a time where there was not the possibility of connecting an external drive, since I have not seen mention to this option - far more practical, though you end up with both drives on the Time Capsule..."
bert [Entry]

"before you remove the old drive, just copy the files on it to your internal drive, and then after the upgrade, copy them back to the new TC disc. otherwise, put the old disk into an external case and copy from there to the nw TC before you do any backups

should be ok."