I did install on internal HD but I’m playing music from NAS or Spotify, for the moment.
I did do the resize, but for what I understood you say it’s better to run from USB right?
Will run from USB avoid HD from spinning?
I purchased a “faulty” Apple TV 1, replaced the hard drive and uploaded as per this post. Worked first time and a great solution. Many thanks to the Developer for your efforts. I was planning on building a Raspberry Pi, but being an Apple TV 1 fan, I thought this was a neater set-up.
My notes follow:
I have several different NAS options from a Windows environment and I couldn’t get any of them to mount until I found mount flags: ro,sec=ntlmv2. With this setting everything mounted without any problems;
I use a TOSLINK based DAC set-up which worked extremely well;
The iPhone app is better for driving Volumio. Using the URL option is really slow in comparison; and
Apple TV still runs warm (as usual) - see next steps.
Replace the HDD with a PATA SSD to lessen power consumption and heat; and
Replace the NAS set-up with a USB based 960GB SSD as my music source.
Hi again, I’m back with an update to my previous post. I installed a PATA SSD to find no improvement at all. Still runs warm/hot and still slow. Will try an mSATa next. I also tried to connect my SSD via USB and seem to have fallen short on power. I’m going to build a power injector next to sort this out.
These are all experiments as I am well aware that I’m dealing with an old platform… but it is fun.
Thanks asastonvilla. From what I can determine a 2.5 inch HDD is in the order of 400-600mA while the SSD is 700mA. I reckon I’m just a bit too high. I’ll test with a USB hub and if it works ok, I’ll build a USB power injector to isolate the 5V supply lines. Thanks again.
Won’t be for a week or so, but I’ll check and let you know.
My set-up runs off a PATA SSD. I’ve tried a WD Blue HDD and that works ok. Also, I’ve connected the SanDisk SSD Plus to an Iomega IConnect (USB to ethernet) and the SDD also works fine. I’m keen to try a direct connection as the SSD via an IConnect sounds better than a NAS connection, so I’m hoping a direct-to-USB will be better again.