hi there I am well aware that the express will not support a HDD on its USB plug. but i think this will work? i am not sure so that is why i ask. ( and i am no where near my HDD or network so cant try it ) What i want to do: is hook up a HDD to a express (know this wont work) so everyone in my house can watch the various films and tv shows i have on it with out carting it around to each person one at a time. of course i cant do this with what i have, so.... would this work?: if i just left the HDD attached to my computer and made it a shared drive, would that have the same effect? everyone being able to see it and stream media form it? oh and if i did that could i specify what files are shared? any help good, thanks!