Can I power an External hard drive from the usb on the ATV? I will be using the external as the main drive. Thanks!
use nito smart installer,combo and you will be able use external drive over usb.
Im already using a powered Ext. drive but would like to get a usb powered drive. Trying to find out if the usb will power a drive or not.
so if it is 2.5’’ hdd it will work from usb power, if it is 3.5’’ hdd it wil not.
sorry to hijack this thread…
but if I attach an external USB HDD (2.5 usb powered or 3.5 externally powered) will this turn the ATV into a networked storage device? Will this new drive be accessible by my locally networked PCs? I can use the ATV and the drive as a share?
I assume that Nito and the other options need to be turned on, what else is required to make this a NAS?
HDD will be shared. Set smb share via maint menu. FTP server is set by default.