Yes. Me too. I checked both the BDP-2 Owner's Manual and the Manic Moose documentation. Nothing in MM. OM mentions attaching external disc drives, but specifically refers to hard drives, not even the BOT-1 which may have come after the original documentation was written. Ergo, you would expect some mention in the MM docs. The BOT-1 features section on the Bryston website mentions that with the BOT-1 "Take full control over ripping parameters and meta-data using our Manic Moose web interface on your tablet or smartphone, or let the BDP do it automatically and rip with a single button press on the front panel of the BDP". But does that utilize instructions in the BOT-1 firmware or can you use any old "dumb" external drive? Waiting to hear the last word from Bryston.