I thought I would repost these questions from another thread here:
"How's the indexing and searching of drives with the BDP-1 over USB 2? Presumably this is an area which would benefit greatly from an eSata connection (USB 2 would be fine for the playback of the file itself).
Also, is the connection for an internal drive a simple plug and play eSata cable? Would something like a 512GB SSD require any housing carriage etc. (Velcro can work wonders if the cable has some maneuverability.)
I don't see myself as needing terabytes of media files connected anytime soon (especially while the BDP is still, unfortunately, only 2 channel).
I would want my collection ripped to ALAC so that I can simply duplicate the files in iTunes for playback at my computer and automatically port in lower-res format to all my mobile devices. (The ripping software would add the file to the hard drive for re-connection to the BDP and, at the same, add a copy to my computer's iTunes directory.)
Browsing the BDP connected drives would need to be fast and reliable."