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Old Dec 17, 2008, 02:25 PM   #1
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Anyone replace HDD with SSD?

I have seen some people have replaced the Hard Drive on the tv with larger drives.

I was curious if anyone has attempted to try replacing the HDD with a solid state drive. Wondering if the lack of a HDD would also reduce the heat factor as well.
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 02:26 PM   #2
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Aren't all SSDs SATA?
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Old Dec 17, 2008, 02:54 PM   #3
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I see plenty of IDE SSD's online.

I know you can get much larger storage space from a HDD, but in that case of using the tv is a streaming only mode from a NAS then space is not an issue.

Curious about the heat and the speed.
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 01:06 AM   #4
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I have. I used a 8GB compact flash card and an compact flash to IDE adaptor.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=568645
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 04:01 PM   #5
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I just replaced the 40GB drive in my Apple TV with a 64GB IDE Transcend SSD. Pretty easy to do as it is just like any other IDE notebook drive. My ATV is now completely silent and a lot cooler than it was before.

Here's the drive I bought:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820208431
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 04:49 PM   #6
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I see plenty of IDE SSD's online.

I know you can get much larger storage space from a HDD, but in that case of using the tv is a streaming only mode from a NAS then space is not an issue.
Neither is drive speed. In fact, if streaming over the network produces acceptable performance from the device, then an SSD would be massive overkill.
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Old Dec 29, 2008, 05:31 PM   #7
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Exactly. The only reason I installed a SSD is becasue I have an Apple TV in my bedroom and at night, when I just feel like falling asleep I can hear the HD clicking and doing whatever. The SSD is noiseless.

I have another Apple TV in the living room and can't ever hear it so noise there isn't a concern.
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Old Aug 26, 2010, 03:48 PM   #8
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would you recommend a SLC drive for tv since it's got an operating system and does streaming, or is MLC sufficient? And is a read speed of 30-50MB/sec sufficient?

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