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Old Jan 28, 2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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ATV out of Warrnaty, need to Clone HDD

Ok, so have a 160GB ATV and I want to backup the drive or Mirror it to another in case the drive fails, otherwise Apple would swap it and Charge me $99 for a replacement.

Ideally I would love to Clone the drive with a 250 and plop that in, in case the 160gb dies.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Search some of the older AppleTV 1 threads. There should be plenty, but also a long thread with people discussing updating the internal HD to larger drives.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:25 PM   #3
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AtvCloner if you have a mac which your sig suggests. You will need a pata to usb adapter to hook it up to your mac.

Here is the app though might have issues with Mountain Lion ( I am on Lion so haven't tested it yet).

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/29510955/AtvCloner_2_0.zip
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 02:49 PM   #4
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Ok, so have a 160GB ATV and I want to backup the drive or Mirror it to another in case the drive fails, otherwise Apple would swap it and Charge me $99 for a replacement.

Ideally I would love to Clone the drive with a 250 and plop that in, in case the 160gb dies.
A clone is not needed, you can use swiss army knife to create a factory install of atv os from mac within os x.

I did this when my ATV original HDD died, popped in a new one and ran through these steps with a usb drive and os x computer, very simple procedure.

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?ti...from_Mac_OS_X)

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?ti...g_the_Apple_OS
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:34 PM   #5
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A clone is not needed, you can use swiss army knife to create a factory install of atv os from mac within os x.

I did this when my ATV original HDD died, popped in a new one and ran through these steps with a usb drive and os x computer, very simple procedure.

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?ti...from_Mac_OS_X)

http://wiki.openelec.tv/index.php?ti...g_the_Apple_OS
Step 1 is blank! [Mod note: fixed]

Does this solution allow for a replacement drive to be like a factory restored aTV or does it install an alternative OS?

Thanks

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Step 1 is blank!

Does this solution allow for a replacement drive to be like a factory restored aTV or does it install an alternative OS?

Thanks
It is a factory clone, I did the same procedure when replacing my drive.
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