using external HD on first gen, need help

i plugged in my external hard drive and nothing happens, i used the file directory and it doesnt come up, how do i access it please help

im chasing the same thing right now. 

did you get a resolution? 

Hopefully you got resolution to your question - about how to get an external hard drive connected to your ATV Flash.  if not send me an e-mail  I have been using this function for years with no issues

Thanks, Bruce

Did you get help with this or can you help with this? Your help will be appreciated much.

2nd gen user here…monoprice doesn’t stock any adapters to change my regular USB male to a microUSB male. I assume that would be the first step in getting everything setup…anyone care to chime in?