I have an external hard drive (Seagate Go Classic) that will be a perfect accessory for my Archos when it arrives. I hope. That is I hope it arrives and I hope this will be a perfect accessory. You know what I mean. So will the USB port power a portable hard drive? Does it put a significant drain on the battery? How is the speed when running videos (.avi) from an external drive? Will I be forced to copy to the SD to watch videos? Off on a tangent now...should I avoid class 2 MicroSD cards in this device? I am expecting to recieve my Archos 101 on Wednesday and I expect to pick up an external drive while I am there. I have a Seagate drive but I'm not sure if I want to use it after I read this thread: [Q] Problem with Archos 101 USB port and external HHD - xda-developers. Is there a portable external drive that has proven to work with the 101 without any issues? It would be best if it didn't need that Y cable that some portables come with, as the 101 only has one host port.