I'll be the first to tell you that I am not the savvy with computer technology. I just purchased a SB and I was going to use DB Power Amp to start ripping my cd's to flac files. My plan was to purchase a 2T external hard drive just for my music files. My question is can I load DB Power Amp to the external hard drive as well as all my ripped cd's and use it for streaming the files to the squeeze box or do I need to have room on my PC's "C" drive to do this (which my son has loaded up with Lego construction plans). I would like to have access to my music files at any time without having to go up change the setting on my PC. I guess what I am trying to say is that is the external hard drive just a backup storage device or can it be used to rip and stream the files at any given time without changing the settings on my PC?