looking for hard drive to share over wifi

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  1. bmorris macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    So I got a Google TV since I like the way it integrates with my DVR.
    It has the option for a 2TB FAT32 USB hard drive.
    I would love to use that to store my music and movies and be able to access them on the Google TV.

    But I use my TimeCapsule to store my movies, music, and iTunes library bc we have two MacBooks that share our iTunes library.


    Is there a hard drive that be accessed both via USB (for Google TV) and Wifi (for MacBooks)?


    Or does anyone know how to connect a Google TV to a wifi hard drive, like the WD Live drive?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Can't you get any network drive and plug it into the time capsule? I have a buffalo NAS that is plugged into my AEBS.
     
  3. ftaok macrumors 603

    ftaok

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    Keep in mind that FAT32 has a limitation on file size. It's basically limited to 4GB.

    USB drives on the TC/AEBS must be formatted in HFS to work. If the Google TV requires FAT32, then this will not work.
     
  4. bmorris thread starter macrumors 6502

    bmorris

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    Google TV doesn't seem to find network drives.

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    could be why my usb drive isn't showing. interesting.
     
  5. harddrivefailur macrumors newbie

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    if Google TV can't find anetwork drive, then I think you have your answer right there. There probably isn't a hard drive application that is going to work for you.
     

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