Swap out hard-drive

I have a 1TB drive hooked up to my AppleTV and am actually running out of room and thinking of upgrading to a 2TB. Two questions:

  1. Any suggestions on a good, compatible 2TB+ drive
  2. When swapping drives is it as simple as just plugging them both into my laptop and copying all data from one to other then plugging the new one into my ATV?


A 2TB drive should work. I believe that’s the limit for OS 10.4x, but why not just plug your original 1TB drive and a new second drive into a USB hub. I have a 5 port hub plugged into the AppleTV with 2 1TB drives and a keyboard & mouse connected to it. The drives, each have a unique name, both show up in Cyberduck and everything works fine.

Wow, I didn’t realize you could do that. That would be better, that way I wouldn’t have to “toss” a perfectly good drive. Thanks for the info!