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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:03 pm    Post subject: 250 GIG AppleTV Reply with quote

Just received my 250 gig hdd already preformatted off Ebay, installed in less than 10 minutes. Wow this is awsome and makes the AppleTV more usable. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! I didn't even know people were doing that! I'm about to install a new HD in my ATV.

Care to share the sellers name?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never heard of this being done either. Surprised

Edit: Don't know about this being legal, but I found it Hackers.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 250 GIG AppleTV Reply with quote

gbrain63 wrote:
Just received my 250 gig hdd already preformatted off Ebay, installed in less than 10 minutes. Wow this is awsome and makes the AppleTV more usable. Laughing


I did the same thing to my AppleTV about a month ago from the seller on Ebay as well. Great guy, the upgrade was soooo simple and fast. The 250GB hard drive is obviously ready to go, no copying of files needed. Can't get much easier than that...!!! It's so nice to have the extra storage onboard. Not to mention my 500GB external drive hooked up to my AppleTV as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Folks have been doing this for almost two years now. Akwardtv and a few others will detail the process for you. ( in the how to section )
I think the deal off of eBay sounds like a great deal.

http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Main_Page
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Folks have been doing this for almost two years now. Akwardtv and a few others will detail the process for you. ( in the how to section )
I think the deal off of eBay sounds like a great deal.

http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Main_Page


I myself know that people have been upgrading the drives in AppleTV not long after they first came out. I always thought about doing it myself, but these days I just don't have the time (or patience). Sure, I've upgraded my Mini with ram, hard drive, superdrive, etc... But lately, I'm more of a "Plug & Play" kinda guy... LOL. This upgrade drive from the seller on Ebay couldn't be more simple...

Peel off the rubber bottom of the AppleTV
Remove a couple or torx screws
Remove the old hard drive
Install the new hard drive
Put it all back together
Plug in AppleTV
Sync with iTunes
Watch tv


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
Folks have been doing this for almost two years now. Akwardtv and a few others will detail the process for you. ( in the how to section )
I think the deal off of eBay sounds like a great deal.

http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Main_Page

I'm pretty sure HM and G5G5 were talking about them selling on eBay, but we also put together a nice thread here for upgrading. As a matter of fact, I've had like a dozen or so people send me a PM for help. Laughing

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16868
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_Tex wrote:
TonyMontana wrote:
Folks have been doing this for almost two years now. Akwardtv and a few others will detail the process for you. ( in the how to section )
I think the deal off of eBay sounds like a great deal.

http://wiki.awkwardtv.org/wiki/Main_Page

I'm pretty sure HM and G5G5 were talking about them selling on eBay, but we also put together a nice thread here for upgrading. As a matter of fact, I've had like a dozen or so people send me a PM for help. Laughing

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=16868

I thought I was reading that funny Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
I thought I was reading that funny Wink

This just in: USB port hacked on Apple TV! Shocked Wink

I might have been reading your post funny too.

Man, I should have gone into business making these things. It looks like this guy is making about $44 bucks (based on what a 250GB drive is selling for on Newegg) per drive. That's not highway robbery for someone looking to upgrade, but I wouldn't mind cranking ten of those out a day. That's like 14k a month or 168k a year. Then again, not hearing from Apple legal is priceless.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know you can upgrade the hard drive. I just didn't know that people were selling them on eBay. I should have made myself more clear. Embarassed
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea i paid $127.00 for it on ebay. May seem like alot but way easier than trying to clone your drive properly not to mention the time it takes.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost forgot here is the seller.


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