I have been trying to find a way to run movies and music off of a regular (not NAS) hard drive without the need of a computer being on. I currently have ATV2 with 4.3 jailbreak, and i’m running on the Apple Extreme port router. I have connected a 1tb Lacie Porsche hard drive to the Apple extreme port and was hoping to be able to just us it to watch my movies and listen to music without the need for a computer. I have done tonnes of reading in regards to using different tactics with a computer, and the obvious use of a NAS but before i go spend even more money on a NAS I am hoping to just be able to use the current regular hard-drive. I have both XBMC and Nito TV installed along with Flash Black. Can anyone confirm a way of making this happen? and if so how. or worse yet, is buying an NAS the only option. if it is i’ll just return the atv2 and buy a mac mini and plug that into my tv. That will allow me to do everything also.