Apple TV HDD in Mac mini?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Holmez, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    what happens if you put a harddrive with a Apple TV system on it into a mac mini?
    would be cool to boot up your mac mini so you could rent HD movies :)
     
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    Cave Man

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    It wouldn't work. The Mini is SATA, the ATV is PATA.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    what if i clone the pata drive onto a sata drive?
     
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    OldSkoolNJ

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    G4 Mac Minis aren't. ;)

    Kevin :apple:
     
  5. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Probably won't work because of machine ID issues for iTMS. But give it a try and let us know.
     
  6. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Still wouldn't work since the ATV has many Intel binaries.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    live in norway, so i dont have a itunes account with rentals :(
    would be fun if anyone could test this.
     
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    OldSkoolNJ

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    Ok so back to cloning the drive to a Sata. Didnt think about that one.

    Kevin:apple:
     
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    Cave Man

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    Cloning is a piece of cake, provided you invest in iPartition. I'm still hoping for a nice, quiet enclosure for a really big 3.5" drive. I'm starting to encode a number of movies with AC3 and AAC and have some issues with stuttering by streaming. Sync and forget will be the solution, I think.
     

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