Largest possible 2.5" ATA Hard Disk that can be put in an Apple TV?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kkachurak, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 26, 2007
    Orlando, FL
    I'm done my research and am planning on upgrading the 40gig hard disk inside my apple TV.

    I'm wondering if anyone knows what is the largest sized disk that can be accommodated inside the unit?

    I know it's a 2.5" ATA drive, of which currently, Western Digital makes a 250gig model. That would be ideal.

    Will that work? Or will I have to go smaller?
  2. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

  3. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    Just make sure you grab an IDE not SATA hard drive.

  4. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Ooooh! Good catch. What is the largest PATA - 160 gigs?
  5. macrumors member

    Apr 26, 2007
    Zhuhai, China
  6. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2007
    According to Newegg, 250GB's are available in IDE.

    Click Here

    Seemed pretty reasonable to me, until I realized 3.5" 500GB are $100.

    Still Apple wants $100 to go from 40GB Hard Drive to 160GB Hard Drive in the Apple TV.


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