I have combed through the forum here - and if I could ask some questions - it would really help. I have purchased the apple tv, a 750gb lacie external hdd, and i already have a new imac running leopard - so I am about to pull the trigger on ATV - but :
Once I have setup ATV on the apple tv, and it recognizes my external hard drive - i will just use Cyberduck to FTP the movies to the EXTERNAL hard drive - and those are selectable from within the apple tv menu? you don’t have to copy them to the internal hard drive first to be viewable in the menu?
Essentially I could just NEVER use the internal hard drive? use it ONLY for booting??
I have emailed support - and received a reply within minutes to my question which was great. I see the admin posts here frequently with answers, and from the ATV version history it looks like an update comes out about every month. it all sounds great - has anyone had any issues with support? like hard to reach at any certain times etc? prob not good to ask for negatives - but when planning to pay a company for lifetime support it is ok to ask…
If I format my external hard drive to MAC JOURNALED format - can I use the maximum size of an external hard drive? or is there a limit as to the size of a partition that the ATV can read?
Thank you !