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Put Bigger hard drive in Apple TV

My Apple TV is a 160gb and almost full with my kids movies, is there a way to put a bigger drive in?

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no, i haven't but after i reset the drive I am going to bring to my friend you has a PC company and see if he can get the 320GB and copy 160gb to it then load all my movies back on it. thank you

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Here's an excellent tutorial with photos on how to upgrade your Apple TV: http://www.engadget.com/2007/03/23/how-t...

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The copy the disk is QUITE over my head any way to just copy disk to disk?

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Any idea of the maximun size? It uses a PATA 2.5" drive, right? The biggest 2.5" PATA drive I could find was 320GB

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The largest I have been able to find that works is a 320 GIG. I looked through all the threads. http://www.myservice.com/appletv.html

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mayer, if you use SuperDuper to clone the disk what's happening to the media partition that will have the same size than on the original hard drive ?

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I found an article in Macworld magazine that sends you to <macworld.com/6673> which is an article on how to replace the hard drive with a larger one. Better yet there is another article which describes installing the Fire Core software "aTV Flash" <macworld.com/5790>. This software will allow you to plug an external hard disk into the back of the Apple TV and give you "Boxee" and XBMC to stream media from the internet like NetFlix and Amazon video on demand. I got it and I'm just waiting till my new 2TB hard drive arrives so I can hook everything up. I'll let you all know how it goes in about a 10 days.

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