USB drive with aTV USB creator

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

  1. jteddy macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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    Solved

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

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