My home theater PC that I ran XBMC on quit last week, so I picked up what is my second Sony box. I have two 1TB hdd's with lots of video content I wish to be able to view using the Google box as I was able to with my PC. I've done the research and understand that to access the drive in it's current NTFS format I would have to root the OS, which I'm not a fan of doing as I've read it can be buggy or worse, I brick the Sony. Note, I'm using a hot swap dock that is powered. If some of the files on the drive weren't over 4gb I would just convert and format to FAT32.
My other idea, was to setup a plex server on my office desktop. I'm open to ideas here.