Though the Apple TV has only been available for a few days, a few folks have already pulled it apart and successfully swapped out the default 40GB hard drive for a more spacious one. Now TechRestore is offering to do the work for Apple TV owners and upgrade their drives overnight.
The upgrade service ranges from 60GB-160GB, and pricing includes all parts and installation:
- 60GB Storage Upgrade: $99.99
- 80GB Storage Upgrade: $149.99
- 100GB Storage Upgrade: $169.99
- 120GB Storage Upgrade: $179.99
- 160GB Storage Upgrade: $219.99
Customers can choose to self-ship or use the overnight door-to-door pickup option. Once TechRestore receives the Apple TV, its technicians will install the storage upgrade within 24 hours and send the unit back overnight.
Keep in mind that, as with all hard drives, storage capacities are estimates and are typically lower after formatting. But even the 60GB option would be a big increase over the stock drive’s 32GB of space.