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Apple Airport Time Capsule A1254/A1302/A1355/A1409 teardown
The Apple Airport Time Capsule product line is an excellent and sleek way to keep Mac's backed up, and they can also function as a very nice NAS. This article shows a teardown of the A1254 first generation Time Capsule. Since the A1302, A1355 and A1409 use the same design, the teardown is appropriate for them as well. It should also apply to the Apple Airport Express models like the A1408 that have a similar design.
The reason we cannot access a Time Capsule drive from Windows is stupid
The Apple Airport Time Capsule product line is an excellent and sleek sort of NAS device that also has excellent support for Apple's Time Machine. It works really well with Apple Mac's, with great out of the box features. I assumed it would also work as well for a Windows PC, and got one for my girlfriend for her use. But it turns out that Windows machines cannot access Time Capsule drives, unless you enable an extremely dangerous piece of software.
Theory/plan to avoid overheating Apple Airport Time Capsule A1254/A1302/A1355/A1409
The Apple Airport Time Capsule product line is an excellent and sleek way to keep Mac's backed up, and they can also function as a very nice NAS. The box is small and indiscreet, able to be tucked out of the way somewhere, but it can be attached to ones WiFi router where it automates keeping your computer backed up. It can even serve double duty as ones WiFi router, and interoperate with other Airport products to implement a house-spanning WiFi system that's easy to administer. But it seems they run a bit hot, and I'm worried about hard disk longevity in the hot environment inside the box.