I’ve recently setup my AppleTV using ATVflash and the USB-hack from the Wiki to use an external USB drive as my primary drive.
Everything seems to work fine, and iTunes is reporting the size of the external drive (a 500GB FreeAgent Desktop).
But, when playing back a TV-show stored on the drive, every 7-10 minutes the video stops for a few seconds then continues
Now, the FreeAgent drive has a feature that it will automatically spin down after about 15 minutes of inactivity, which I thought would be great as it will put the drive to sleep when the AppleTV is not being used.
I’m wondering if it’s this feature that’s causing the problem, but it seems strange as the drive is playing back video, so since it’s not idle it shouldn’t spin down.
Does anybody have other suggestions as to what is causing this problem?
I just ordered a 1TB FreeAgent drive, and need to cancel the order if it’s the drive that’s the problem.
Everything else if working without problems, and when the drive is a sleep it wakes without problem when accessing the movies menu etc.