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richyscot1
Sep 4, 2010, 02:51 AM
Due to the arrival of a new Apple TV, I am after purchasing an old Apple TV. I already have a 500GB Apple TV and would like one for upstairs....anyway that's a separate thing :)

As there are no Apple TV's available on the UK Apple store, I have turned to eBay. and on my travels have found somebody selling 1Tb Apple TV's!!!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-TV-1TB-Upgrade-Service-BOXEE-XBMC-Much-More-/170534627480?pt=UK_AudioElectronicsVideo_Video_TelevisionSetTopBoxes&hash=item27b4a7e898#ht_2506wt_1160

I have carried out the 2.5inch SATA mod to my Apple TV, to get a 500Gb drive shoe horned in there. But how on earth is somebody getting a 1Tb drive in there??? As far as I'm aware, 1Tb drives are not available in 2.5" form, and if they are, they won't be 9.5mm high...they'll be 12.5mm.

I have used the adapter card mentioned in this thread.....http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=683178

But this item on eBay makes me think there is a better adapter that can be used???

Anybody have any ideas how people are doing this??



TheBritishBloke
Sep 4, 2010, 03:11 AM
Western Digital released a 5200RPM 2.5" 1TB HDD very recently.

You can find it here (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western%20Digital/WD10TPVT/).

ipedro
Sep 4, 2010, 04:14 AM
^ I have that WD 1TB running in my MacBookPro... that's right, a 1TB MBP! :D

Mowgli21
Sep 4, 2010, 04:18 AM
Hi

Be aware that listing on eBay is 169 for an installation of a 1tb hdd in an apple tv. It includes the hdd and the installation but not the apple tv!!!

cube
Sep 4, 2010, 05:52 AM
Western Digital released a 5200RPM 2.5" 1TB HDD very recently.

You can find it here (http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western%20Digital/WD10TPVT/).

That is a SATA drive. The question is which adapter.

MacUser09
Sep 4, 2010, 06:12 AM
You might still find the older type ATVs in Mac reseller's shops.

Mike Oxard
Sep 9, 2010, 06:45 PM
As there are no Apple TV's available on the UK Apple store, I have turned to eBay. and on my travels have found somebody selling 1Tb Apple TV's!!!



They are still showing up in the refurb store, there's one there right now:

http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/specialdeals/ipod/apple_tv

rorschach
Sep 9, 2010, 08:00 PM
^ I have that WD 1TB running in my MacBookPro... that's right, a 1TB MBP! :D

OT but which MBP do you have it in? I was thinking of getting it for my Late 2008 15-incher but I read it was too big or needed an adapter...?

Cave Man
Sep 9, 2010, 09:29 PM
I'm going to try a new mod this weekend. If it works, I'll have a 750 gb PATA drive inside my Apple TV. I'll post the details whether I succeed or not. Wish me luck. :)

rorschach
Sep 9, 2010, 11:34 PM
I'm going to try a new mod this weekend. If it works, I'll have a 750 gb PATA drive inside my Apple TV. I'll post the details whether I succeed or not. Wish me luck. :)

Yes please do let us know!

ipedro
Sep 10, 2010, 01:55 AM
OT but which MBP do you have it in? I was thinking of getting it for my Late 2008 15-incher but I read it was too big or needed an adapter...?

Mine is in an early 2009 17" MBP. When I took out the old HDD and saw how much thicker the 1TB drive was, I slapped my forehead and thought it would never fit. It does! Perfectly.

I don't have a 15" MBP but from what I've seen online, it should fit.

Cave Man
Sep 10, 2010, 08:51 PM
Yes please do let us know!

My idea didn't work. A bit of an obstacle. Basically, I wanted to do a controller transplant. You can see the problem in the 750 gb Apple TV thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=11038324&postcount=313).