Upgrade - Hard drive recommendations?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by thestaton, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. thestaton macrumors 6502

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    Did some price checking today, and was curious what other people are recommending?

    I would like to get a 120 or 160 that compares to the stocker, when it comes to heat, etc.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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  3. SBik2 macrumors 6502a

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    i dont wanna be rude but i think this thread is in the AppleTV thread(i hardly check them besides right now) so im guessing it isn't for a mac..
     
  4. ogee macrumors 6502

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    I have upgraded mine to Samsung 160GB. I had a few small problems in that my external HD case only supported drives upto 120GB. So I got a USB to IDE cable and tried again with not further hardware problems.

    I had a set of instructions for doing the HD clone from engadget, which would not work for some reason, a problem a lot of people had, but buried in the comments was a link to a wiki ( at appleTVhacks or something?) which worked first time.
     
  5. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    I don't recommend upgrading. Streaming is way better. Why put a new HD in when you already have an HD in your mac(s)/pc(s) with all your content that can stream to your :apple:tv? The whole point of the :apple:tv is the streaming. The HD acts as a buffer.
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I thought the problem with that was that some things don't stream. Definitely photos, maybe music too.
     
  7. markfc macrumors 6502a

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    What? I upgraded to a 160gb Hitachi and synced all my data, that way I can leave my mac off and still have access to everything!

    Think Green People!
     
  8. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    LOL, serves me right for not looking at which forum I was in. :eek:

    I've had good luck with Hitachi myself, but I'm not sure about which drives are hotter - I always assumed that, given the same drive technology, bigger and faster spinning drives produced more heat.
     
  9. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    Ok... But I don't know anyone who has over 32GB of photos... Music streams perfectly, FYI:)
     
  10. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Looks to be ATA-6. Segate, WD, Hitachi should all work.
     
  11. ogee macrumors 6502

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    I disagree.

    Streaming doesnt work well for me. I get a lot of network stalls and network performance problems when streaming.

    I have all my music and videos that I have not watched on the ATV and it works best from the local HD for me.
     
  12. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502

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    Hi, Im Kevin ...... Now you know someone who has 70Gbs +

    :D

    Kevin :apple:
     
  13. Blazer5913 macrumors 6502

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    Also, supposively the ATV doesn't play files that are over 4gbs? I have plenty of files that are HD encodes that are over 8 or 9 gigs. This would easily be another reason to upgrade...
     

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