Just wanted to throw out an FYI to you folks hoping it may save someone from wasting time and/or money. I recently purchased a 3TB Seagate GoFlex Desk external hard drive to use with the Oppo for direct movie storage. However, the player would not recognize the drive in "Movies, Photos or the Music" folders even though the USB icon was displaying on the main Oppo screen. After numerous futile attempts to correct the problem, I contacted Oppo support and the bottom line is that the drive is not compatible with the player. In fact, they said that they have not tested any 3TB drives. They did mention that they have tested several 2TB drives without a problem. FWIW...