After managing with my measly 320Gb internal hard drive for many years and the volume of material I don't want to delete growing ever bigger, time came for a bit more storage, in the form of external hard drive. I bought a little 1Tb USB Buffalo MiniStation and embarked on the joyous task of getting it to work. Out of the box, the Hummy would recognise the drive, allowing me to open the root directory but would not allow content to be copied - probably due to the Fat32 format. So I've now downloaded and installed EaseUS partition manager onto my pc, and formatted the external drive to EXT3. This now works fine plugged into the Hummy, giving around 931Gb of extra storage. Using EXT2 Volume Manager, I can read the drive in Windows 7 and play non-HD content. However, I've found: - copying from the internal drive to the new external drive takes an absolute age - VLC media player will not play the HD content Are pointers on overcoming the above?