External Hard drive not recognized by the Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rpolanco, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. rpolanco macrumors newbie

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    I bough an Apple TV recently. I got a 1 Therabite seagate hard drive but my apple tv does not recognize it. I plug a smaller hard drive (100 MB) and it reads it very well.
    Could anybody suggest what the problem could be?
    Thanks
     
  2. seamer macrumors 6502

    seamer

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    ATV's do not read external harddrives without an unofficial hack.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    You have a 100MB hard drive?
     
  4. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I guess I just assumed the OP did a hack to be able to read the smaller external because, yes, ATV does not natively read external HDDs.

    rpolanco:

    I think to get better help, you need to tell what hack/software add-on you used to be able to view the external so others who have done this might be able to help you out. :eek:
     
  5. MrMoore macrumors 6502

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    To be able to use an External USB drive you need to use Patchstick or ATV Flash to run a hack that enabled external storage.
     
  6. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

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    How did you activate the USB port ?
     

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