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mickeyfreefall
Sep 21, 2009, 05:09 AM
Can I plug an usb External Hard drive into my Apple TV it extend the storage?
My Apple TV is version 2.4.



daflake
Sep 21, 2009, 05:30 AM
Can I plug an usb External Hard drive into my Apple TV it extend the storage?
My Apple TV is version 2.4.


No, but I think that you might be able to do it if you hack it. That being said, the port is only for Apple to service it.

dickovski
Sep 21, 2009, 07:10 AM
Mine was hacked and I enabled the usb port and could attach a keyboard, mouse or external hdd. So yes you can:)

mickeyfreefall
Sep 21, 2009, 08:35 AM
Mine was hacked and I enabled the usb port and could attach a keyboard, mouse or external hdd. So yes you can:)

How do you hack it?

dickovski
Sep 21, 2009, 09:13 AM
Googles your friend

http://dannyruchtie.nl/index.php/2009/07/hacking-apple-tv-tutorial/

Dapness
Sep 23, 2009, 06:03 PM
Googles your friend

http://dannyruchtie.nl/index.php/2009/07/hacking-apple-tv-tutorial/

Using this method do I have to do anything special to enable the USB port or should it be ready to go after completeing the install through Apple TV GUI?? Meaning, do I have to ssh through terminal and monkey around with script at all. The reason I ask is because I used this tutorial and got everything installed onto my Apple TV correctly (Nito TV, Saphire, ATV Files ...), powered it off, plugged in my external drive formated Mac Extended (not journaled), powered it on but can't see it through Files or Nito TV. It may be something with my external drive but I was hoping someone here could help. All I want is additional storage for my Apple TV :confused:

alphajerk
Sep 23, 2009, 07:35 PM
I did this (after installing the hack):

http://wiki.atvflash.com/index.php?title=USB_Primary_Storage

and now I have 1TB of storage on my Apple TV! Worked like a charm!

Steppenwolf323
Nov 2, 2009, 01:31 PM
Hi

I have 2 Apple TVs. Using the process you gentlemen directed us toward is it possible to store my media (iTunes) and otherwise on two seperate hard drives attached to Apple TVs?