Hacking Without A Mac & 5400 RPM Drives

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

  1. alfista macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007
    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?


  2. localoid macrumors 68020


    Feb 20, 2007
    America's Third World
    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

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    I replaced mine with the Samsung 160 gig 5400 and have had no problems with heat.
  4. alfista thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2007

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