After a couple of hours trying to figure out how to hook my external hard drive directly to my PS3 with no success, I decided to just stream my movies from it to the PS3. I went through all the sharing crap on my laptop only to find that my external HD was no where to be found on my PS3. Lots of Googling later, I come across an article about PS3 media server and I go download it. Once it was installed it took me all of 10 seconds to add my drive to the shared folders and Boom!, there are my movies. Thank you so much for making it so simple. A little more frustration, and I'm not sure my laptop would have survived my fury.