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Holmez
Feb 20, 2008, 04:21 PM
what happens if you put a harddrive with a Apple TV system on it into a mac mini?
would be cool to boot up your mac mini so you could rent HD movies :)



Cave Man
Feb 20, 2008, 04:24 PM
It wouldn't work. The Mini is SATA, the ATV is PATA.

Holmez
Feb 20, 2008, 04:51 PM
what if i clone the pata drive onto a sata drive?

OldSkoolNJ
Feb 20, 2008, 05:04 PM
It wouldn't work. The Mini is SATA, the ATV is PATA.

G4 Mac Minis aren't. ;)

Kevin :apple:

Cave Man
Feb 20, 2008, 05:23 PM
what if i clone the pata drive onto a sata drive?

Probably won't work because of machine ID issues for iTMS. But give it a try and let us know.

Cave Man
Feb 20, 2008, 05:23 PM
G4 Mac Minis aren't. ;):

Still wouldn't work since the ATV has many Intel binaries.

Holmez
Feb 20, 2008, 05:29 PM
live in norway, so i dont have a itunes account with rentals :(
would be fun if anyone could test this.

OldSkoolNJ
Feb 20, 2008, 10:15 PM
Still wouldn't work since the ATV has many Intel binaries.

Ok so back to cloning the drive to a Sata. Didnt think about that one.

Kevin:apple:

Cave Man
Feb 20, 2008, 10:58 PM
Cloning is a piece of cake, provided you invest in iPartition. I'm still hoping for a nice, quiet enclosure for a really big 3.5" drive. I'm starting to encode a number of movies with AC3 and AAC and have some issues with stuttering by streaming. Sync and forget will be the solution, I think.