Possible upgrade and solution to upgrade problem

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Cachi, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Cachi macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I've been thinking about my problem and how can I fix it. As far as I know, If the ATV pass all the test it may be working properly and maybe, the error in the update, could be due a partition table bug (when the update tried to install itself it found an error in the destination path... Could be possible?? :confused: ). To solve that I'm going to upgrade the hard drive (was in my mind before finding the error).

    I was googling to find "the best" possible hard drive when I found this one. I think it's a good quality-prize option, with enough capacity, but I don't know if the ATV will be enough to maintain it's electrical specifications. What do you think??

    The other question is how could I prepare the new hard drive if my original one it's not ok... It's possible? Can I make the partitions with diskutil and terminal??? It's there any place to download a complete disk image through emule or torrent?? :confused:

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

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  3. Cachi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The one I've post is PATA ;) I've only found this WD searching in all the models and manufacturers I know...

    By other hand, it's possible to hack the ATV software with patchstick or ATVflash with a PPC computer??? I read a lot of guides and all of them said that an Intel based Mac it's necessary.... I'm not going to be able to do it with my PowerBook??? :eek::confused:
     
  4. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    Not true. You can use Patchstick 2.1 with a PPC Mac. PM me for more info.
     
  5. Cachi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What about the Western Digital hard drive I've posted??? Would be ok for the AppleTV???
     
  6. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    CaveMan is the expert for internal harddrives. You can basically use any external USB hard drive.
     
  7. Cachi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, I'll ask him ;) Notice that I'm going to use the WD without a USB case, I'd like to change the 40GB original disk and plug the 250GB one...
     
  8. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    The "SATA" on your link threw me off. Any PATA 2.5" drive ought to work.
     

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