External Hard Drive and Apple Updates

Hello,

I just have a few questions before buying the software:

  1. If I attach an external drive to my apple tv, will it automatically use that drive to store movies and music that I synced with itunes?

  2. If Apple releases an update to the Apple TV, will I loose the ATV program, it’s settings, and data?

Thank you…

  1. only if you enable it via the menus once atvflash is installed
  2. yes, if you perform an update via the Update Sofware option within the settings menu you will lose the extended functionality that atvflash offers.