External HDD on Apple TV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by themaninaisle5, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. themaninaisle5 macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2007
    I recently got a laptop and have been hauling it with me everywhere I go, so my room mates haven't been getting to watch the movies I normally have streaming off my computer. I've got the 40gb model, which is far too small to fit all of my stuff on there. I have an external hard drive that I was hoping I'd be able to hook up to it, and stream it off of there. Does anyone know if this is possible? If not, are there any alternatives that don't involve cracking open the case and installing a new HDD?

  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2007
    Boston, MA USA
  3. themaninaisle5 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2007
    Awesome, thanks a lot! I'll be back if I run into trouble.
  4. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    Right, I just followed this and got myself a 1TB AppleTV. I'm pretty psyched. The only thing I can't get is the auto-update deactivated. I'll play with it tomorrow.
  5. thenetstud macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007
    Saskatoon, SK
    I am having issues getting my external hard drive to work with my Apple TV 1.1

    I have installed nitoTV and all of the software that comes with that and it won't recognize the hard drive.

    I have also tried manually running a script to transfer the contents of the Apple TV hard drive to the external hard drive and use that has the main source but that won't work either.

    Anyone who feels like guiding me through this would be awesome!

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