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kkachurak
Dec 5, 2007, 05:21 PM
I'm done my research and am planning on upgrading the 40gig hard disk inside my apple TV.

I'm wondering if anyone knows what is the largest sized disk that can be accommodated inside the unit?

I know it's a 2.5" ATA drive, of which currently, Western Digital makes a 250gig model. That would be ideal.

Will that work? Or will I have to go smaller?



Cave Man
Dec 5, 2007, 05:27 PM
The current largest is 320 gigs (WD).

Tracer
Dec 7, 2007, 07:54 AM
Just make sure you grab an IDE not SATA hard drive.

Tracer

Cave Man
Dec 7, 2007, 07:56 AM
Just make sure you grab an IDE not SATA hard drive.

Tracer

Ooooh! Good catch. What is the largest PATA - 160 gigs?

mat4020
Dec 7, 2007, 08:25 AM
I just checked with Western Digital, not any other manufacturer, but they have a 250 ata drive.

http://www.wdc.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=346

Tracer
Dec 7, 2007, 09:15 AM
According to Newegg, 250GB's are available in IDE.

Click Here (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136159)

Seemed pretty reasonable to me, until I realized 3.5" 500GB are $100.

Still Apple wants $100 to go from 40GB Hard Drive to 160GB Hard Drive in the Apple TV.

Tracer