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

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    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.
     
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  3. macrumors regular

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    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

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    The ATV USB does not support an external drive?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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. macrumors regular

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    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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