USB drive with aTV USB creator

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jteddy, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. jteddy macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    I am currently running aTV v.2.2 and have installed aTV USB Creator.
    I would like to use my AppleTV's USB port to plug in my 1tb external drive which holds my movies.
    I followed the the guide on iClarified for to Install USB on a Take 2 AppleTV. After rebooting my AppleTV I could not scroll through the menus.
    The problem was easily fixed with a factory restore.

    Has anyone on this forum have USB drive support along side aTV USB creator working on their Apple TV?
    NOTE: I have just realized that my USB drive is formatted using NTFS. I will reformat and try mounting it again.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. jteddy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008
    Try 2

    After reading various posts about enabling USB support on the AppleTV, I read that AppleTV will support an NTFS file system. (perhaps read only).
    This is due to the drivers being the same on the AppleTV as OS X.

    I formatted my USB using a Mac OS X partition, and still my USB drive was not detected.

    Has anyone else tried enabling the USB port after using the aTV USB creator?
  3. tom1971 macrumors 6502a

    May 15, 2007
    The problem is that iclarified instructions are known to be inprecise.
  4. jteddy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2008

    I installed NitoTV and ran the Smart Installer, and now have USB drive access.

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