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About MarcAlan

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  1. I recently replaced my 2nd generation time capsule with a new 5th generation model and airport utility will let me do a quick erase of the drive but returns an message after about 20 minutes stating something to the order of "this drive was unable to be erased" when I try to so a secure erase (zero out data). Airport utility is the latest version under mavericks on a 2013 iMac and the TC is connected via an Ethernet cable. I would like to sell the old TC which is why I want to do the secure erase. The final thing is that when the 1TB drive failed I did replace it about a year ago with a 2TB drive and it has worked flawlessly. I don't think the drive replacement has anything to do with the problem erasing but wanted to put that out there. I would highly appreciate it if anyone has any ideas. Thanks, Marc