Hacking Without A Mac & 5400 RPM Drives

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by alfista, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. alfista macrumors member

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    Hi All,

    New to the forum, and AppleTV. However, I'm a former long-term apple advocate waiting for the new iMacs to get back onto the platform.

    Is there a way to do any of these mods (RDP, codecs, etc) using a linux box instead of a Mac? I suppose I could use windows as well if that is easier.

    Additionally, I just noticed that the drive is a 4200rpm drive. Is a 5400rpm western digital going to create too much heat for the little guy?

    Thanks!

    Jason
     
  2. localoid macrumors 68020

    localoid

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    This article should give you some ideas: Install SSH without an Intel Mac

    Reportedly, this is the (40GB) hard drive used in the Apple TV. If you can find complete specs on a 5400 RPM (replacement) drive that's in the same ballpark in terms of temperature, etc. you probably wouldn't have heat problems.

    Hope this helps. The Awkward TV Wiki is a great place to find technical info on Apple TV. ;)
     
  3. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

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    I replaced mine with the Samsung 160 gig 5400 and have had no problems with heat.
     
  4. alfista thread starter macrumors member

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