I have just got an ATV1 from ebay, My Broadcom card is in the post...
I would like to replace the hard drive, to make it a bit quieter, and as well, (I believe) cooler.
There seem to be 3 options available,
A USB stick,
A fast Compact Flash card and adapter,
And a SSD.
Each seem to have their own pros and cons...
(From what I gathered from the forums,..)
SSD can burn out occasionally,
CF's are fast (but can be hot),
USB sticks are cheap and cool, but (maybe) slower.
I don't need everything to be the absolute fastest (i.e if boot-up takes an extra 10secs, I'm not bothered)
I would prefer, the option that produces the least heat (I live in a hot country, 25c-35c all year)).
At the moment I'm leaning towards a plain old USB stick, It's cheap (16gb for £10), and cool.
Can anyone give me any thoughts on the various options, and why I should (or should'nt) go with a USB stick?
*edit* are there any major differences (classes) between brands of USB sticks (apart from reliability),
like there is between SD cards (i.e the class of the card)?
What's the best replacement HDD option for an ATV1? (USBvsCFvsSSD)
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2012-03-20 13:59 Post: #1
(This post was last modified: 2012-03-20 14:01 by tinybilbo.)