Got Mine Today !!!!!!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by harcosparky, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #1
    It's here and as yet still UNOPENED! :eek:

    Not sure if it is in the new packaging or not, but it is in the box shown in the Apple Store as shown below.

    As much as I want to tear it open and fire it up, I got things to do around here.

    Hopefully I'll crack it open after dinner !!!!

    Oh and yeah, it's a 160 .... but I got plans to expand that! (maybe!)
     

    Attached Files:

  2. macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #2
    What sort of hard drive is in the Apple TV? Thanks
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Location:
    Michigan
    #3
    He mentioned in the bottom it's the 160GB version.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

    Carlos E

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2007
    Location:
    NYC
    #4
    I bought mine the day of the keynote. I have the same box so that is the v2 box.
     
  5. macrumors 65816

    gotohamish

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Location:
    BKLN
    #5
    That's the v.1 box.
     
  6. macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #6
    I meant what TYPE of hard drive (i.e. 3.25" Desktop SATA or 2.5" Laptop SATA etc)
     
  7. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    #7
    Version 1 for sure...

    Apple TV Take 2 is not out yet... It should be released this week, as Steve Job said on January 15th that Take 2 would be available in 2 weeks, which brings us to January 29-30. :p

    I just got everything sync'ed from my Macbook to my Apple TV and played with it this afternoon... This little device is amazing!! I am now encoding a few DVDs to Apple TV's format.
     
  8. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2006
    Location:
    Saint Paul, MN
    #8
    They're 2.5 pata
     
  9. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #9

    No doubt it's Version 1, but it's in the Version 2 box! :D

    I only brought that up because in other threads people were asking about the box.

    Oh I was told the update will be out on the 29th. Several different clerks at 2 different Apple Stores told me.

    Where can I confirm they are PATA? Articles I read on swapping them out say they are normal ATA.
    Those articles are old ( March 2007 ), did Apple change to PATA? ( or am I an idiot not knowing PATA and ATA are the same thing? :D

    http://www.macworld.com/article/57079/2007/03/appletvharddrive.html
     
  10. macrumors 68000

    gazfocus

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    #10
    Thanks. So could I buy a 40GB one and replace the hard drive with my 120GB from my G4 Powerbook?
     
  11. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    #11
    Sorry to break it to you, but that is the version 1 box. The version 2 boxes will go out with the version 2 software in them.

    Not too long now!

    Kevin
     
  12. macrumors 68040

    MattG

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Location:
    Fletcher, NC
    #12
    I bought one from Outpost the other day...can't wait for this software update!
     
  13. macrumors 65816

    emptyCup

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    #13
    Isn't version 2 just a downloadable software update?
     
  14. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2005
    #14
    From Wikipedia:
    The drives in the Apple TV are indeed the older PATA kind.
     
  15. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #15
    Thanks ... now off to order that 250 Gig HDD :D:D:D

    Anyone wanna buy a 'slightly' used 160 for their 40 Gig :apple: TV
     
  16. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2008
    #16
    I bet you cant wait.
     
  17. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2006
    Location:
    East Coast, US
    #17
    Out of curiousity, why did you order the 160GB version if you were just going to upgrade it anyway? :)
     
  18. macrumors 68020

    juanster

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Location:
    toronto
    #18
    that is exactly what was going thru my mind? i dont get it...
     
  19. thread starter macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2008
    #19
    Well when you think about it, after I do an upgrade I will have the drive I removed to deal with. In my mind, I'd rather have a 160 Gig HDD than a 40 Gig in the 'spares' cabinet. I mean what value would the 40 Gig have?

    The 160 could be used to upgrade my sons Macbook, or put into an enclosure and used as an external drive..

    I consider two things, what goes in and what comes out.
     
  20. macrumors regular

    Domofloge

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Location:
    New Jersey
    #20
    Congrats!! Enjoy this Apple TV. I should be getting mine reallllly soon. Two days... to go...
     
  21. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    #21
    Yes, though when it ships, all new hardware will ship with it in a new box.

    Kevin
     
  22. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    #22
    By 'all new hardware' do you mean the identical specs just new from the factory, or some subtle changes/updates?
     

Share This Page