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iPod comes up "damaged USB storage" on Google TV

Discussion in 'Google TV Help' started by papertrike, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. papertrike

    papertrike New Member

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    I have a shuffle that works fine through the USB port on Sony Google TV, but when I plug in my older 60g iPod a message comes up saying "damaged USB storage". Get that same message for my Lacie external drive as well. They work fine on my computer but Google TV wont open them up. Not sure what to do...

    ...bummed
     
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    alphawave7 Moderator Staff Member

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    Are those devices 'USB Mass Storage' compliant, or do you typically need a driver for them?
     
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    TheSanTechnologist New Member

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    This is most likely due to the fact that the iPod Shuffle's File System is formatted at FAT32 which is the only file system supported on GTV devices via USB currently.

    I would guess that your Lacie and 60Gb iPod are formatted at NTFS, which isn't supported.
     
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    My 60gb is formatted to a PC so I think it is Fat32. Any other ideas?
     
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    Well you said you think it is FAT32 and I'm willing to bet it is NTFS. So very simple to verify....

    Plug 60GB drive into PC
    Go to Computer (My Computer)
    Right Click on the 60GB Drive and select Properties
    The properties box that comes up will show you the file system type.

    The Sony Google TV from what I've heard does not support NTFS. But the Logitech Revue does support NTFS.
    So if it is NTFS and you have the Sony GTV then reformat the drive as FAT32. But that will not be so easy depending on the version of Windows you have and you might have to download a third party tool to allow you to format in FAT32.
     

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