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  August 16, 2008 - 9:32pm
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Memorex TravelDrive 1GB (usb2.0) works

  August 21, 2008 - 12:29am
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Worked: Kingston DataTraveler 1Gb

  August 23, 2008 - 9:03pm
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Does not work:

Lexar 1 gb usb drive
PNY 1 gb usb drive
Dane-Elec 256 mb SD flash plugged into SanDisk MicroMate adapter

Any one else find any different please let me know.

  August 23, 2008 - 9:58pm
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Follow-up to my last post. I was able to get my hands on a Memorex 1gb traveldrive and the same thing happens when I install the usb drive and reboot appletv: either nothing happens when I reboot or it goes to the select language, select resolution and then Apple TV restore page. I am reformatting the usb drive as Mac Extended and running aTV directly from the disk image as instructed.

Just don't know what I am doing wrong if anything.

FYI this is a new appletv...

  September 8, 2008 - 12:54pm
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The same with me...
The Kingston wasn't wokring witt me...
And you tried the recommended memorex one without any success...

what can we do?? we paid 50 bucks for nothing at all??? and the support is just sending links to this topic...great...

  September 15, 2008 - 12:10pm
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[b]Worked: [/b] Transcend JetFlash V30 1GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (purchased at Target on 9/14/08) - I did use disk utility to "erase" the flash drive & used "Mac OS Extended" format. Do not name your new flash drive "aTV Flash" because you'll be confused when you try to choose it as your drive. The disk image of aTV Flash has the same name. I learned this from experience!

[b]Didn't work[/b] (even after erasing & formatting to Mac OS Extended format:

  1. Dazzle card reader with Lexar 1GB CompactFlash
  2. Imation 128MB flash drive

(I got as far as formatting the drives and connecting them to the Apple TV, but I would get the text scroll and it would freeze before installation was complete)

Good Luck!

  September 15, 2008 - 5:07pm
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Did not work: PNY 8GB - I know, I know but I had it hanging around so you have to try, right?
Did not work: pqi Intelligent Drive i810 2Gb
Did not work: Kingston 1Gb
DID work: old, own-branded Staples 512Mb - not listed on Staples current site however.

  September 28, 2008 - 4:32pm
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Sony Micro vault 1GB works perfectly for me. cheers Grin

  September 29, 2008 - 6:49pm
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Imation Nano (2GB) works fine . . . and is the smallest flash drive I've seen. Dunno how to keep from losing it Smile

  October 10, 2008 - 8:16pm
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After trial and error -- Toshiba 1G ( Trans Memory) worked cost at Office Max under $5.00 :ugeek:

  October 13, 2008 - 3:31pm
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WORKED: Transcend JF110 2G

  October 24, 2008 - 7:30pm
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WORKS: Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2GB

I removed U3 by reformatting the drive using Disk Utility under Leopard. I didn't even know at the time that U3 is problematic, the extra icon just annoyed me and I wanted to get rid of it.

  October 31, 2008 - 12:27pm
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Lexar JumpDrive USB 2.0 (2GB) worked perfectly.

  November 1, 2008 - 3:40pm
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  "dblist" wrote:

WORKS: Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2GB

I removed U3 by reformatting the drive using Disk Utility under Leopard. I didn't even know at the time that U3 is problematic, the extra icon just annoyed me and I wanted to get rid of it.

Two worked for this drive. 20$ from Bestbuy. Just annoying you've to download Cruze Utilities 1st, run that. Restart, delete, then reformat. But worked perfect otherwise.

  November 10, 2008 - 6:48pm
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Sandisk Cruzer 4 Gig: Failed on 4 attempts
Kingston Traveler 2 Gig: Worked fine on first try

  November 10, 2008 - 10:36pm
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Worked: Ativa 2Gig

Didn't Work:
Sandisk Gator 4Gig
Sandisk 256 micro
sandisk cruzer 512mb

  November 18, 2008 - 9:31pm
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Did not work - SimpleTech 512mb

Worked - Toshiba 2G

  December 2, 2008 - 5:21pm
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Contrary to what I've read here, the silver Lexar Jump Drives don't work. Specifically, I've tried the 2 GB version model number: JDP2GB-120-5005RevA

Trying the SanDisk Cruzer Titanium 2 GB model next (yes, I'll format it first).

UPDATE!!!!: The Lexar JumpDrive 2GB JDP2GB-120-5005RevA DOES WORK! I think the problem was the 3.4.0 update. I tried the 3.4.1 update and it worked. So, apparently the USB issue in 3.4.0 caused the problem, and I assumed it was the flash drive (incorrectly).

FYI: I never did try the SanDisk Cruzer Titanium 2 GB model, but FYI: reformatting it, and zeroing all data on it did NOT remove the CU (or whatever it is called). I had to download the removal utility from SanDiak and find a Mac running Tiger. A real pain.

ANOTHER UPDATE: aTVFlash 3.4.2 didn't work with the Lexar JumpDrive, but the SanDisk Cruzer Titanium did. So, I can assume, but not say with 100% certainty that a flash drive can work with some updates, but not necessarily with others. The Lexar has worked for me 1 of 3 times, and the SanDisk Cruzer worked 1 of 1 time.

I hope this helps.

YET ANOTHER UPDATE: Both the SanDisk & the Lexar failed twice on aTV Flash 3.4.4 so I bought yet another one. This time I tried an Ativa 2 GB model in an orange rubber casing. It failed as well.

AND EVEN ANOTHER: Just got a PNY Attache flash drive and it worked with aTV Flash 3.4.4

3 AppleTVs (Black / 1080p);  All are wired to a Time Capsule using Gigabit switches and Cat 6 and Cat 6A cables.  Also have a Roku 3, and Mohu Leaf antenna.  Most importantly, NO Dish Network, DirecTV, or cable!

  December 4, 2008 - 5:37am
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Kingston DataTraveler 1 GB did not work with ATVflash 3.4.1
I do not find pendrive memorex in my country (spain)
Any suggestion?
thanks a lot

  January 6, 2009 - 7:32am
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i used transend v30 2G,but it can`t work?

  January 11, 2009 - 5:41am
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Didn't work:
SunDisk Cruzer Micro 256 Mb

Worked:
JetFlash V30 Transcend 2 Gb

  January 11, 2009 - 5:07pm
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Hi Folks,
I was having a great deal of difficulty with a Sony 4GB "Click" Flash Drive. After reading some of the posts here I purchased a Staples "relay" drive 1GB, could not find a Memorex Flash. The $8 staples drive worked like a charm, aTV installed effortlessly.

Now I have to figure out how to use this thing Smile

  January 18, 2009 - 4:29pm
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Kingston data Traveler 2 GB worked first try

  January 27, 2009 - 6:07am
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From everyone's recommendations, I tried a 2GB Kingston DataTraveler and it failed. This is the 3rd drive I've tried with no success. I plug it in and ATV doesn't even recognize it. Have not found a drive that works yet, but at getting very frustrated with this...

  January 27, 2009 - 11:04am
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Scan Disk Micro Cruzer 8G - DID NOT WORK

  January 29, 2009 - 9:57am
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My Sony M2 1Gb card did not work

My PNY 2gb Micro SD worked
My SanDisk 2gb Micro SD worked

I used the SanDisk MobileMate Micro Reader as the adapter for these cards.

  January 29, 2009 - 10:35am
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Worked: 1GB GTX from Best Buy

Did NOT work: Sandisk 512MB, Sandisk 4GB, Kingston DataTraveler 2GB (lime green)

  February 28, 2009 - 10:02am
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Worked: PNY 2GB Attache
Did not work: SanDisk 8GB Cruzer Micro

  March 11, 2009 - 11:51pm
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  "kayanat" wrote:

What is a good quality flash drive that doesn't break easily and is affordable? I have already broken two flash drives. I'm not sure how. I only keep them in my school binder. One is a company advertised flash drive and the other is an HP flash drive. I don't really mind how much memory the flash drive has but I prefer 1 GB. Thank you.

I like the HP V100W series. I have two 2GB models and they are really small and fit well in backpacks and pockets and such. You can find them here: [url]http://www.google.com/products?q=HPV100W&hl=en&scoring=p[/url]

  March 13, 2009 - 11:36pm
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I've been using Dane-Elec 128MB and 1GB since I've owned this app with no prob.