ATV 1st Gen for £100?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by JasonBourne1, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

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  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    The largest internal 2.5" PATA IDE drive is 320GB.

    I sold both my ATV1s for ATV2s. AirPlay, Netflix and iOS updates.
     
  3. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    In all likelihood that is an external drive, probably via a software mod to enable the usb port or possibly an eSata hardware mod. Either way there are pata ide drives last I looked up to 500GB but afaik no internal drive at 1GB (unless its a pata to sata mod, in which case its possible).

    Either way ... if the atv1 does what you want, not a bad deal.
     
  4. diminiko macrumors member

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    There are people selling 1TB modded ATV1's on ebay. They are using PATA to SATA adapters to fit a HDD in the ATV.

    I paid more than 100GBP for a 160Gb ATV1 brand new so if someone is offering a genuine internally modded ATV working +/- the software hacks, I think it is a good deal.

    There are plenty of threads about the pros and cons of ATV1 v ATV2 but if internal storage matters to you, then go for it!

    PS: if you are buying on ebay, there are many people offering the upgrade SERVICE for 100GBP but you have to supply the ATV.
     

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