Video: Installing Hard Drive in the Popcorn Hour

I finally installed a hard drive inside the Popcorn Hour. It is only a 80GB hard drive but I wanted to use the device for BitTorrent. It seems like it buffers things faster now too. I don’t know if it actually does or if I just think so. Check out the video below.

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[…] at Multimedia-PCs seems to be enjoying his $179 Popcorn Hour digital media adapter. Jeremy has just published a video demonstrating how easy it is to install a hard drive into Popcorn Hour for use with its BitTorrent […]

Maybe you should have install the power cable on the harddrive first before slide the drive onto the IDE connector.

It would have made it a lot easier if I would of put the power connector in first.

Uhh, the popcorn hour is advertised as being able to have a hard drive installed. This is part of it’s purpose. It’s not really a hack or anything secret.

I don’t claim that it is a hack. The video is a how-to. There were other misinformed websites claiming that it was a hack.

Thanks for posting this, I just got a new PCH and I wanted to see what the process was to format the disk after the physical installation was complete.

I just installed the hard drive in mine. Thanks for posting..

There seems to be some discrepancy about whether or not a power cable is needed. I don’t think I got one with my A-110 and I watched another video where none is used.

Still, without one, mine doesn’t work, so I am in the market. Would someone mind a posting a link to the exact power cable needed so I can buy one?


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