apple tv storage

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Macrookie86, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Macrookie86 macrumors member

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    Today i went to download a new show and it tells me that i have to delete files and empty trash to make room and i was wondering what is the best way to keep movies and tv shows in storage without haveing them on the computer?
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  2. dwright1974 macrumors 6502

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    I have a Netgear ReadyNAS NV that iTunes can see as a server.

    I store my movies on that.

    HTH

    - D
     
  3. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    I have a FireWire dual bay hard drive enclosure from OWC with two 2TB drives in them, I keep all of my iTunes data on there
     
  4. rayward macrumors 65816

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    I have a 2TB firewire-attached external hard drive, and back that up onto a 4TB NAS (see sig. for details).
     
  5. Macrookie86 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the info do you plug the external hard drive into your computer or into the back of you apple tv box I have the first apple tv?
    Thanks
     
  6. ZBB macrumors newbie

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    I have a D-Link DNS-323 NAS that has two 2TB drives. One is used as a media volume, the other is a backup that updates every night. I also have an offsite backup (using a cloud service).

    The iTunes database and data sits on that drive. iTunes needs to be running on one of the Macs for AppleTV to see it (using home sharing)

    The NAS box has been through 2 sets of hard drive upgrades so far -- originally it had 500GB drives, then 1TB, now 2TB (with just under 1TB free space, so should be OK for a while).
     
  7. rayward macrumors 65816

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    Unless your ATV is jailbroken (mine aren't), you attach the external drive to your Mac/PC and store some or all of your iTunes library on it. Then your ATV just pulls content from iTunes as normal.
     

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