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By Tilator, Member on 20th June 2016, 07:39 PM
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It's done. I repleced original SSHD with SAmsung SSD.

If someone else is interested in how to do this I'll help.

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Some users and moderator has asked me to add mote information what this is about.
Here is the very same text I have done for the whole package to do HDD/SSD preparation to use it as an internal Nvidia Shield TV Pro disk:

This is a guide to change Nvidia Shield TV Pro internal SSHD to SSD (or other 500GB drive).

This will only tell how to prepare SSD for this Nvidia Shield TV PRO 500GB. You have to also know how to open the device, how to take old disk out and how to put new to replace it. You also need a Linux computer with free SATA port to connect your drive to for flashing it. However there are not any screws to hold the drive and it has a common SATA connection.

Preparation takes two binary files to be put on the new drive. I have only done this for Samsung EVO 850 500GB drive (type MZ-75E500B/EU). I suppose this works with other similar drives too, but I can not guarantee it.

Here is what you need to do:

1. unzip start.zip and put binary file start.bin in the beginning of your SSD drive. I use Linux command DD to do this. If your drive is sdX the command will be something like this:

dd if=start.bin of=/dev/sdX bs=4M

2. unzip end_976574630.zip and put binary file end_976574630.bin to a proper place of the same disk. Again with DD it would be something like this:

dd if=end_976574630.bin of=/dev/sdX seek=976574630

3. put the SSD drive in your Nvidia Shield TV PRO and boot it up. Let it run about 15 minutes. It will not boot until you now cold boot it second time.

It takes a minute or two to boot this time and the device will come up as expected.

Enjoy your new Nvidia Shield TV PRO SSD !!!!

B.T.W The same procedure works with a normal 500GB HDD too in case you would like to use this type disk. So - this also works as an emergency backup in case the original drive will become defective.


Edit 2: System does not allow attaching files while editing a post. So - here you have a direct link to the message where file is as an attachment.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=23
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20th June 2016, 07:41 PM |#2  
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It's done. I repleced original SSHD with SAmsung SSD.

If someone else is interested in how to do this I'll help.

Were you able to do this with the factory rom or is this using another rom/os?
20th June 2016, 08:21 PM |#3  
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Were you able to do this with the factory rom or is this using another rom/os?

It is a normal factory rom.
20th June 2016, 08:30 PM |#4  
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It's done. I repleced original SSHD with SAmsung SSD.

If someone else is interested in how to do this I'll help.

So can I upgrade my 16GB SATV to whatever SSD my budget allows?

I'm interested!
20th June 2016, 08:34 PM |#5  
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So can I upgrade my 16GB SATV to whatever SSD my budget allows?

I'm interested!

Do you have a non-HD version? Then this will not work.

I have only made it possible to replace internal disk drive (SSHD) with SSD. This will not work with 16GB version but you need the 500GB Pro version to do this.
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20th June 2016, 08:45 PM |#6  
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Guide please
20th June 2016, 09:03 PM |#7  
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Guide please

Just wait a second. I'll make guide and put everything you need in it. It takes a few GB data since there will be a 7GB and an other 0.1GB files to be put on the SSD.

I did it with Samsung EVO 850 500GB disk (MZ-75E500B/EU) I don't guarantee it to work with other disk even though there should not be anything against it.

I just try to make a torrent out of the package.
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Originally Posted by Tilator

Just wait a second. I'll make guide and put everything you need in it. It takes a few GB data since there will be a 7GB and an other 0.1GB files to be put on the SSD.

I did it with Samsung EVO 850 500GB disk (MZ-75E500B/EU) I don't guarantee it to work with other disk even though there should not be anything against it.

I just try to make a torrent out of the package.

I have a Samsung 840 pro 256gb fingers crossed
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I have a Samsung 840 pro 256gb fingers crossed

I'm sorry but it will definitely not work because it's not big enough. Needs to be 500GB.
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Originally Posted by Tilator

Just wait a second. I'll make guide and put everything you need in it. It takes a few GB data since there will be a 7GB and an other 0.1GB files to be put on the SSD.

I did it with Samsung EVO 850 500GB disk (MZ-75E500B/EU) I don't guarantee it to work with other disk even though there should not be anything against it.

I just try to make a torrent out of the package.

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I'm sorry but it will definitely not work because it's not big enough. Needs to be 500GB.

I would invest in a 500gb eventually if your method is tested and proven to work. Too bad the 256 won't work 😔
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I would invest in a 500gb eventually if your method is tested and proven to work. Too bad the 256 won't work

It's tested and proven to work but you have to trust me on it

Just tell me what tracker(s) would be good. I haven't shared a torrent for ages.
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