ATV and Ethernet Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ceuyan, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. ceuyan macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2008
    I was thinking of getting an ethernet hard drive link and storing all my movies and music there.

    Would the transfer to my ATV be to slow to go from my ethernet hard drive to my laptop to the ATV?
  2. paulgarb macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    North Berwick
    Only music possible with NAS no vids!
  3. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    You might get some lag if you are using wireless because you will have to first stream your data to your laptop and then from your laptop to the Apple TV.

    I've got the same set up working without any issues with my old Apple TV but my iMac and Apple TV are both connected to the router by ethernet cable.

    I've got video streaming from my NAS via iTunes, which is what the OP was asking.
  4. pasipple macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    I have about 600 movies on a 640GB Western Digital My Passport Studio external drive and it works flawlessly thru the USB on my Airport Extreme hooked up to the ATV2 via ethernet.

    Couldn't be happier......running at 720p the video quality is great.

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