Upgrading: can I use a SATA drive?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by comedine, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    All the 'upgrading your Apple TV' tutorials say I need a 2.5" IDE drive, but there seem to be very few of them, they have low capacity and they are very expensive.

    I've found a 1TB internal 3.5" SATA drive for £75. Can't I use that?!
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Sonicjay

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    #2
    there's a ton of these posts; several right on the front page
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I'll be a bit more friendly and simply state:
    No, you cannot.
    There's a reason it says 2.5" IDE. It's what you need ;)
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    If you wish to use a 2.5 inch SATA drive and keep your AppleTV as a nice little self contained unit (but you are currently limited to 500Gb), use this link..........http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=683178

    If you want to go for a giant AppleTV and are prepaired to have an external drive with a SATA cable hanging out of your AppleTV, use this link (commonly referred to on Macrumors as the eSATA mod).....http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=683178
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting that the 'newbie' was helpful and answered my question beyond my expectations.

    The heavy user was quite helpful.

    Whereas the 'demi-god' was just downright rude and really needs to find some friends rather than spending every waking hour in front of the computer.

    richyscot1 - thanks for your help!
     

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