I was at best buy today, lookin for a Sony Memory stick reader, and stumbled across the MP3 player section. Took a look and noticed something. Some players have in excess of 5 gigs of storage. Intriguring I thought, so what do they only play .wav files? Nope, they play mp3's. Quick math in head...holy crap, thats bordering on DAYS of music. VERY interested at this point I start comparing and end up with a Archos Jukebox 5000. 5 gigs on a Fujitsu HDD. You can store files, mp3's whatever ya want. Amazing. Come home, plug up the USB to the comp. watch the thing install itself, and away I go. I started with a bit of a "burn in". Dropped 1.3 gigs of mp3's on it, took about 5 mins +/- min or two. Then upped some autocad files. Worked like a charm. Had it plugged into the ac adaptor while doing this, since it was dead as a doornail upon opening the box. I then decided to see how the read ahead cache works. So I unplugged the bugger and washed my car, did some light cleaning, listening to tunes. That was 11:30 am when I unplugged it. Its now 9:00(almost) and the thing is still goin strong. Close to 10 hours of music, and I have yet to hear the same song twice. And I have 3.1 GIGS of space left on it. Amazing. And the Nomads have 20 gigs! Portable HDD's that play music. Add a screen, and you have a pocket entertainment center. I cannot belive I let this technology slip under my radar.