ATV1 SSD upgrade, anyone?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by celo48, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. celo48 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, this is an old unit but I still use it and it works fine. I wonder if SSD would speed up things for me. If so, which SSD I would need to buy? Do I need an adapter? You can buy a 128gb SSD for $30 if you look around. Just bought one :) Any useful input is appreciated. Thanks.

    P.S. I am going for the performance increase. The SSD would make things snappier, right?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    SSDs do make them a bit more peppy. A good solution would be to get a mSATA card and a 2.5" PATA adapter for it.
     
  3. celo48 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You sound like the speed won't be dramatic. Hmmm now I am not sure if I want to do the upgrade. I just put and SSD to my wife's 2008 white Macbook and it got A LOT faster. I guess not the case with the ATV1. Maybe the adapter cuts the speed?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    You're limited by the ATA/100 bus. The adapter lowers the speed to what the bus can handle.
     
  5. celo48 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK thanks. Not worth the cost and labor. Will keep using the way it is. I was excited about this upgrade because the 2008 Macbook got at least two years younger:)
     

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