Trying to transfer media to 2tb external drive using ATV Flash

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by madoka, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    When the new ATV2 was announced, I went out and bought a couple spare 160gb ATVs. I hoped to use one of them at a vacation house in a foreign country. I want to open one of them up, flash it with atv flash to enable external drives. I have a WD 2tb Elements drive that I want to transfer some of my files to. Just to make sure that I'm doing this right

    Do I have to format the HD in any first?

    Does the file transfer have to be done wirelessly or is there some faster way? I'd hate to have to transfer 2 tb of data wirelessly if I didn't have to.

    Once done, can I expect to take said ATV and external drive with me to another home and have it all work without anything else?

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