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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Livenstak wrote:
I don't know if you're married, but opening an electronics device, get to change something, and then realizing that it's not working anymore, when your wife needs it for whatever reason, is NOT my idea of a fun weekend (anybody with me?). Wink So I rely on the experts ...


Amen to that! (Although that's why I bought two- in case I screw one up.)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeremyh wrote:

Amen to that! (Although that's why I bought two- in case I screw one up.)


Two! Shocked

You must be planning on doing some heavy duty mods. Wink

I'm sitting here this morning waiting for Mr. DHL man to bring my 120GB drive. I'll post the results tonight or tomorrow. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New hard drive in and running! I have 107.29GB worth of storage now. Mr. Green

The Terminal+gpt method of expanding the Media partition worked like a charm. I would not go out and buy iPartition. I would also suggest that you only tear off the rubber pad down to the second set of screws that secure the hard drive. The pad pretty much loses all of its stick once you rip it off. This leaves you with enough stick to hold it on. If anyone has any questions, let me know.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New hard drive in and running! I have 107.29GB worth of storage now. Mr. Green


Congrats! I'm glad to hear the upgrade went smoothly for you. I might be following suit in a couple of weeks if I can get an Apple TV for around $250.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about some mod pictures.

$250? Where do you get it for that?
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ninjamini wrote:
How about some mod pictures.


I didn't take any pictures. Were you looking for something specific?

This Macworld article has a lot of good pictures....

http://www.macworld.com/2007/03/secrets/appletvharddrive/index.php
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_Tex wrote:
The Terminal+gpt method of expanding the Media partition worked like a charm.


Hey Ben_Tex,

I'm wanting to put a drive in my ATV. The biggest I can find is a 250GB from WD. So, a couple of questions:

1.) Do you (or anyone) know if there is a bigger drive out there?

2.) What is this Terminal + gpt method? (I know what Terminal is, just not gpt)

Do you have a link to these instructions? This is all I know of:

OWC - ATV upgrade instructions


Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread has all the answers hackersmovie. I've used the method several times. You don't need any special software.

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

I'm not sure about a hard drive over 250GB. I would need to look around.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, 250GB is about it. I don't know what I was thinking about before. I have pink eye and it's giving me a wicked headache. I'm not sure if it's from squinting at the screen, the drops or what. Sad
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