ATV 1st Gen for £100?

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

  1. JasonBourne1 macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2009
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    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

    Mar 27, 2003
    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

    Jun 30, 2010
    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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