View Full Version : Apple TV with ATVflash, do I need my internal HDD?

May 11, 2010, 04:36 AM

I have an Apple TV and have ATVflash so I can stream direct wirelessly from my NAS, this works fine for me.

So my question is, because of this I haven't even used my internal Apple TV HDD, what do people use there internal HDD for if they have ATVflash please?

Any ideas? it seems a waste to have 160Gb just doing nothing!


May 11, 2010, 07:57 AM
I find mine handy for booting the AppleTV :rolleyes:

May 11, 2010, 08:39 AM
AppleTV OS will obviously need to reside there...

Any purchases made on your AppleTV will be stored there before being transferred to your iTunes box.

I sync all my photos onto ATV...but I generally stream. And this is without ATVFlash...just the normal ATV setup of being linked/synced with a PC running iTunes.

But sure...give it a try and get rid of the drive and see what happens. ;)

May 11, 2010, 11:07 AM
If you set the external drive to be the primary, the internal one just sits there absorbing wattage. The entirety of it is copied to the external.

However, I keep mine there in case I want to do a factory restore.