Apple TV with PATA to SATA adapter

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jblagden, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. jblagden macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2013
    I have recently recieved a first generation Apple TV from my Uncle. I was very disapointed when I found out that it only has a 40 gigabyte hard drive.

    I'd like to upgrade the hard drive, but I don't want to have to spend $100 or more on a new hard drive. I'd like to use my MacBook Pro's old/original hard drive in it ( I upgraded it about a year ago), which is a 500 gigabyte 5400 RPM Seagate Momentus hard drive.

    But, my MacBook Pro's old hard drive is a SATA hard drive rather than a PATA hard drive. I would rather just spend about $20 or so on an adapter rather than a new hard drive.

    Will a SATA to PATA adapter fit in my in my first generation Apple TV? Also, if it will fit, will it cause any issues as regards heat?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    There are a few adapters that fit and work in an Apple TV 1. Use the forum's search function to locate the threads detailing their installations.

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