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

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

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68020

    Jan 28, 2009

    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!

  2. markfc macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2006
    Prestatyn, Wales, UK
  3. mstrze macrumors 68000

    Nov 6, 2009
    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. patrick0brien macrumors 68040


    Oct 24, 2002
    The West Loop
    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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