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Old Jan 13, 2009, 09:24 AM   #26
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Is 250GB the largest internal drive that will currently work with the Apple TV?
250GB is the biggest 2.5" parallelATA drive you can get. Anything bigger would require a PATA to SATA adapter, and I'm not sure you could stuff all that into the AppleTV case.
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 11:16 PM   #27
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Yes its possible if you google 500 GB apple tv, you will be directed to a forum, that some guy already done.

1. You will need either a pata to usb adapter to copy/clone drive
2. You will then need a Sata 500GB drive.
3. Using another sata to usb adapter to copy it over again
4. stuff it all in the case, some minor modification is needed to make it fit but possible.
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 06:42 AM   #28
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Yes its possible if you google 500 GB apple tv, you will be directed to a forum, that some guy already done.

1. You will need either a pata to usb adapter to copy/clone drive
2. You will then need a Sata 500GB drive.
3. Using another sata to usb adapter to copy it over again
4. stuff it all in the case, some minor modification is needed to make it fit but possible.
This?
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...09424931/inc/1

Details are pretty sketchy. The link to the convertor module doesn't work.
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Old Jan 14, 2009, 07:40 AM   #29
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This?
http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...09424931/inc/1

Details are pretty sketchy. The link to the convertor module doesn't work.
Which is kind of weird it worked for me yesterday its a European website. It costs 14 british pounds or something.

But if you follow the tutorial on edgadget, and apply it to the 500 gb one im pretty sure youd get the same results.

I was gunna bite the bullet and purchase a 500gb sata drive with the appropiate harnesses and see if it worked id put up a tut.
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Old Jan 17, 2009, 03:03 PM   #30
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After a geeky little evening in, I've just upgraded my 40gig Apple TV successfully to 250gig. Thank you so much for posting this guide, it has been utterly priceless! The new WD HDD cost me £67.10, and a little set of Torx screwdrivers £2.30 (I didn't have any kicking about the house at all) - all in a cheaper upgrade than alot of the options out there. And, I seem to have gained way more ability using Terminal than I ever had before.

Just can't express how fantabulous this thread has been for my setup. I'm off to finish syncing up my media before I ramble any longer!

Thank you!!
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Old Jan 20, 2009, 03:59 PM   #31
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or you can just buy an external and have a 1TB tv like myself.
And if you install boxee you can set this up in less then 10 mins.
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 08:35 AM   #32
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Is 250GB the largest internal drive that will currently work with the Apple TV?
yes, I just installed 320GB HDD inside, everything is working, thank you Paul
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 01:16 PM   #33
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As I asked in a previous thread, what is stopping the Apple TV from being able to dd upgrade itself via ssh to an external USB drive?
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 01:28 PM   #34
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yes, I just installed 320GB HDD inside, everything is working, thank you Paul
What drive is that?
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 01:50 PM   #35
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What drive is that?
Yeah, this.
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 05:10 PM   #36
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What drive is that?
Is it this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136345

WD 2.5" 320GB IDE? $99
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Nope, that drive is SATA according to Western Digital's web site. We've had discussions about it before - an error on NewEgg's web site.
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 06:16 PM   #38
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Nope, that drive is SATA according to Western Digital's web site. We've had discussions about it before - an error on NewEgg's web site.
Check again. That appears to be a new drive from WD, and it is indeed EIDE.

http://westerndigital.com/en/product...sp?DriveID=599
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Old Feb 19, 2009, 06:18 PM   #39
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Nope, that drive is SATA according to Western Digital's web site. We've had discussions about it before - an error on NewEgg's web site.
Are you sure, Newegg isn't the only one with that product number and EIDE - WD3200BEVE. There have been some 320GB drives announced, but I've not found one actually for sale before today. And I tried pretty hard before I got my 250GB one (but haven't tried since). BTW, my 250GB still works great - don't plan to change.

I still have plenty of space on it. I was a little disappointed to find out that you cannot play Audible.com content on an AppleTV, but then again, I don't usually use ATV for music/books.

I still think the missing piece of Apple's product line is some sort of centralized home storage system. The Mac Mini is an interesting potential platform for that (or foundation of the platform). Some place where you could have lots of storage and some sort of backup capability.

Apple TV is another interesting potential foundation for a home server platform. Although it probably doesn't have enough umph! I wonder if my router isn't overwhelmed with a wired iMac, wireless notebook and desktop, iPhone, Vonage VOIP, and Apple TV. It all starts to add up!
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Check again. That appears to be a new drive from WD, and it is indeed EIDE.

http://westerndigital.com/en/product...sp?DriveID=599
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Are you sure, Newegg isn't the only one with that product number and EIDE - WD3200BEVE.
Well, there you go! We now have a 320 gb PATA option for the ATV. It's funny, but if you search WD for that part number (WD3200BEVE) nothing comes up. Strange.
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Old Feb 21, 2009, 02:27 PM   #42
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Thanks for the fantastic thread. This would be great as a sticky if any mods are hanging around...

I've only just bought my Apple TV but am already itching to upgrade. Am just debating whether to do it by myself or to buy a 250gb HDD pre-formatted from eBay. Especially since I have no command line skills since the BBC computer! Any recommendations?
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Thanks for the fantastic thread. This would be great as a sticky if any mods are hanging around...

I've only just bought my Apple TV but am already itching to upgrade. Am just debating whether to do it by myself or to buy a 250gb HDD pre-formatted from eBay. Especially since I have no command line skills since the BBC computer! Any recommendations?
There is a link to the new 320GB in a posting I made above. Here is a link for the 250GB version (WD2500BEVE) from Newegg.com.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136159
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Old Feb 24, 2009, 02:53 PM   #44
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Anybody tried the 320Gb drive? I'm picking up my ATV this week and wanted to get a bigger drive ordered.
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Old Feb 24, 2009, 05:34 PM   #45
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Bought the 320GB drive today, will try it out when I get it/the ATV.
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Old Feb 26, 2009, 04:20 AM   #46
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Check again. That appears to be a new drive from WD, and it is indeed EIDE.

http://westerndigital.com/en/product...sp?DriveID=599
Has anyone found good store in UK to get that 320gb one yet? I can't find anything for some reason.
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Thanks to paduck for his instructions and all those who came before him. Now I have a 293.79 GB Apple TV!
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Thanks to paduck for his instructions and all those who came before him. Now I have a 293.79 GB Apple TV!
Nice; using the WD3200BEVE mentioned above?

I'm looking to do the same, with our 40Gb unit. Would allow us to stop running my Mac Pro as a 'server'.
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Nice; using the WD3200BEVE mentioned above?
Yup, ordered from Newegg.
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I've gone ahead and created a Guide using the original posting as the basis. It now appears in the Ipod & Apple TV category:

http://guides.macrumors.com/Apple_TV..._Drive_Upgrade

Any additional suggestions or improvements would be welcome.
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