ATV Version: 2.4
ATVFlash Version: 3.51
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Others: Using external USB 500GB as primary drive
Requirements: Upgrading 500GB primary external to 1.5 TB
I attempted to clone my primary 500GB USB drive using Acronis and Ghost and apparently this was not an option. The original drive is seen as “Unallocated Drive” therefore can not be cloned. I have had numerous problems creating a new bootable USB stick every time I have been updating my ATVFlash. I have already bought and used 5 USB memory stick and consequently, every time I use it, it can not be used again. Although I’m using Windows 7, I have purchased MacDrive for Windows to format the USB stick but regardless what format I have tried I always have problems with the USB stick. The creation of USB ATVFlash memory stick seems successful during the whole process but it won’t boot on the ATV. I have also observed when the process of copying the ATVFlash files to the USB stick that it takes only a couple seconds and then it prompt me “Successful…” immediately, that tells me that it was not done right.
1. Is there a way I can save what I have on my 500GB so I can upgrade it to 1.5TB?
2. What is the best process in upgrading my Primary External USB drive?
3. What is the most current stable version combination with the ATV and ATV Flash?
4. On worst case scenario, would it be possible if I send in a new USB memory stick for ATV Flash install before I renew my subscription?
[b]I’m presuming I would need to reset my ATV to factory defaults and reinstalling ATV Flash by purchasing again another USB stick. I just want to know what I am up against before I dive into this again since my past year of building the ATV Flash memory stick has always been a problem.
Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.[/b]