Anyone replace HDD with SSD?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tdmac, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    I have seen some people have replaced the Hard Drive on the :apple: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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    Cave Man

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    Aren't all SSDs SATA?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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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 :apple: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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    Cliff3

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    Neither is drive speed. In fact, if streaming over the network produces acceptable performance from the device, then an SSD would be massive overkill.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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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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    potatis

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    would you recommend a SLC drive for :apple: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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