1TB Apple TV...how are they doing it???

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by richyscot1, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

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    Due to the arrival of a new Apple TV, I am after purchasing an old Apple TV. I already have a 500GB Apple TV and would like one for upstairs....anyway that's a separate thing :)

    As there are no Apple TV's available on the UK Apple store, I have turned to eBay. and on my travels have found somebody selling 1Tb Apple TV's!!!

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Apple-TV-1TB-...etTopBoxes&hash=item27b4a7e898#ht_2506wt_1160

    I have carried out the 2.5inch SATA mod to my Apple TV, to get a 500Gb drive shoe horned in there. But how on earth is somebody getting a 1Tb drive in there??? As far as I'm aware, 1Tb drives are not available in 2.5" form, and if they are, they won't be 9.5mm high...they'll be 12.5mm.

    I have used the adapter card mentioned in this thread.....http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=683178

    But this item on eBay makes me think there is a better adapter that can be used???

    Anybody have any ideas how people are doing this??
     
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    TheBritishBloke

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    Western Digital released a 5200RPM 2.5" 1TB HDD very recently.

    You can find it here.
     
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    ipedro

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    ^ I have that WD 1TB running in my MacBookPro... that's right, a 1TB MBP! :D
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Be aware that listing on eBay is £169 for an installation of a 1tb hdd in an apple tv. It includes the hdd and the installation but not the apple tv!!!
     
  5. macrumors G4

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    That is a SATA drive. The question is which adapter.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    You might still find the older type ATVs in Mac reseller's shops.
     
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    rorschach

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    OT but which MBP do you have it in? I was thinking of getting it for my Late 2008 15-incher but I read it was too big or needed an adapter...?
     
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    Cave Man

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    I'm going to try a new mod this weekend. If it works, I'll have a 750 gb PATA drive inside my Apple TV. I'll post the details whether I succeed or not. Wish me luck. :)
     
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    rorschach

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    Yes please do let us know!
     
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    ipedro

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    Mine is in an early 2009 17" MBP. When I took out the old HDD and saw how much thicker the 1TB drive was, I slapped my forehead and thought it would never fit. It does! Perfectly.

    I don't have a 15" MBP but from what I've seen online, it should fit.
     
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    Cave Man

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    My idea didn't work. A bit of an obstacle. Basically, I wanted to do a controller transplant. You can see the problem in the 750 gb Apple TV thread.
     

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