I thought the “external” storage function introduced in 3.6.4 was supposed to KEEP your media on the ATV when updating.
It kept it, when I updated to 3.0 but iTunes wouldn’t recognize the media so I had to re-sync my 700GB library, which, even over a 100Gb/s Ethernet cable takes A F*CKING LONG TIME.
I thought that, OK this was a major ATV update, so Apple probably changed something.
Now I’ve just updated from 3.0 to 3.01 and ATVFlash 4.01 - AND ITUNES IS RESYNCING ALMOST ALL MY MEDIA AGAIN!!! :evil: :evil: :evil:
When you first re-connect the ATV to iTunes it set’s it up as a new device, I clicked Sync before realising the sync settings hadn’t been retained, and maybe thats what messed it up (since it kept about 100GB on the disk), but THERE NEED TO BE A WARNING ABOUT THIS!!!
The Wiki just says to switch to internal storage, update and then switch back - which I did - but there needs to be a COMPLETE EXPLANATION, so we don’t have to sync hundreds of GB every time.
I paid $50 for this software, I EXPECT IT TO WORK AS ADVERTISED!!!