Apple TV with ATVflash, do I need my internal HDD?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MrMister111, May 11, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

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    #1
    Hi

    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!

    cheers
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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  3. macrumors 68000

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    #3
    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. ;)
     
  4. macrumors 68040

    patrick0brien

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    #4
    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.
     

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