Apple Tv usb port external hard drive expansion questions?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by van2010rulz, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    So i am making a PC media unit with Itunes and a 1tb drive just dedicated to Music and video. But if i was going to do all this hard work i thought about getting a Apple Tv but the dang hard drive is too small. I do not wish to stream the content because i would like to take it on vacation to me. So the question is how to i get the usb port "unlocked" to install the external hard drive. I have a Pc so i can't run Terminal like the Macs can. So i don't know what to do. All the instructions are for Macs. Will the Atv usb creator do the job or no? If not how the heck would i unlock it.
  2. macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Thanks for that except it's not really what i'm looking for. Yes it will give me the mac method, but instead of downloading it is there a way to do it from a download or a patchstick?
  4. macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2007
    The ATV USB does not support an external drive?
  5. macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    AppleTV runs on a Special Version of os x. So you still need to use OS X commands.
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  6. macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010
    You'd need something like TransMac to format the drive though.

    The actual commands when you connect will be the same, you may need some OSX files though.
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2010
    Thank You to all. I think i might just leave it for now. i will finish the media unit and then go from there. Won't have enough money, might buy a mac.

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