Need help upgrading Apple TV's internal drive to a new 1TB or larger drive
I have way too much stuff to fit on the apple tv as it is currently, and I've spent hours googling this a few times at work, and I see so many different methods that I can't decide which will work, as I don't want to brick my apple tv, and there are so many articles on this. The only thing is most articles are fairly old and are only detailing the installation of much smaller drives. It doesn't seem as though there is much point in doubling or quadrupling the hard drive space, as I have well over a TB in media. So, I want to upgrade to a TB or larger, any help, sites, articles, walkthroughs, etc., specific to larger drives would be most appreciated! Thank so much in advance for any advice/help. I just joined today, FYI I'm running 4.0 beta on my iPhone. Pretty buggy, but man is this gonna rock when its finished and all the 3rd party apps get updated. Thanks, sincerely, dj G :pie:
Will it work without all the 3rd party whatnot?
I have definitely been thinking about that option more and more, but I don't want any of this new 3rd party software (boxee, etc.). I simply want to have the same interface and everything, but with more storage, whether that's accomplished internally or externally. Is the external method capable of working like that? Can you set it up where it looks exactly the same, just with the added space since its using the external for storage? Sorry, its late (I work an overnight shift at a radio station), and I'm sort of rambling. But. All the people doing paid upgrades on the internet are charging ridiculous sums for the space they're offering (at various price points). Since I won't settle for doing anything unless its at least a 1 TB upgrade, they aren't much of an option anyways. The other alternative of doing it myself and performing surgery on the Apple TV is frightening (mostly of possibly bricking my $200+ toy). So, I like your suggestion, but can it work in a largely factory-looking way, without all the extras and 3rd party stuff (all my library is already iTunes compatible and quite large so I don't need vob or any other weird file players to make my library work.)??? This ends my stream of thought.
Originally Posted by ral67