aTV 2 and external HDD

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  1. vemmelund, Nov 1, 2011
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    vemmelund macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I'm looking at the aTV 2 to be my new media streamer in the living room. After a couple of years i've gotten tired of being forced to connect the laptop all the time.

    I have a couple of questions / demands, but can you tell me if it would work? :eek:

    1. I already have a network harddrive (Iomega 1TB), that's where i store all my video and music. Can iit be connected through the USB or wifi?

    2. I wan't to be able to play directly from the netdisk, without turning on the laptop.

    After what I have read in the forum, I probably have to run firecore on it?

    I'm also going to change the Router, and everything is placed at the same location..

    There is also a Ipad & Iphone 4 in the house :D
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Apple TV 2 cannot use a USB hard drive, only networked ones. You'll have to use a non-Apple media interface to play from the networked drive, like XBMC.
     
  3. vemmelund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Does it work with all kinds of network drive? Because it's only a low-price model..

    But if I jailbreak and use XBMC, would it be able to stream from the networkdisk with out any lack? :eek:
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    As long as the drive supports SBM (Windows) or AFP (Mac) filesharing protocols it should work with no problem.
     
  5. vemmelund thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, and after what i found in the tech. info it look's like the Network compability is Apple File Protocol (AFP) / HTTP / Microsoft CIFS / Server Message Block (SMB) / FT

    Seems like no problem in hooking it up? :D:cool:
     
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