What is the biggest hard drive available for Apple TV now?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Hi,
    I want to replace my 40gb Apple TV hard drive on something much bigger. What type of hard drive it should be? And what size is biggest available at this moment?
    I got aTVFlash installed but I am not impressed; its keep crushing.

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    FamiliaPhoto

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    The biggest internal drive is 160 gb. If you want to sync media to the ATV you need an external drive as primary. I use aTV Flash with a 500 gb usb drive, works fine with no crashing.

    You could always update the internal drive like this guy did. READ THIS
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    If you're talking about upgrading it yourself after buying it, I think you can find a 640GB hard drive without too much trouble. Like this one. I'm pretty sure it just has to be 2.5 in drive that's not taller than 9.5mm. As for the process on getting the original info from the old drive to the new one, there are tutorials around here somewhere.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    The Apple TV uses a 2.5" drive with the older PATA (IDE) interface, not the SATA interface found on modern drives. The largest 2.5" PATA drive I know of is a 320GB from Western Digital ( Link )
     
  5. macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    Yup, largest internal drive replacement is 320 gb. With the internal SATA hack it's (probably) 750 gb.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Oh yeah, I forgot they still had that. My bad.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks all for the info. Its look like I have to stuck with external drive and aTVFlash. 320gb is not enough for me to create the library the way like I want.
    Thanks again.
     

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