After years of enjoying Vortexbox on a sub par home built server that finally bit the dust, tonight I've ordered a Vortexbox Essential that I'm looking forward to receiving! I want to now connect my hard drive from my old server temporarily to the appliance to copy my pre-ripped music, videos, photos, etc to the new device. Can anyone tell me if I pop open the VBA is there an extra SATA cable available for use, or would I have to go via say an externally mounted USB drive connection? I would prefer the former so I wouldn't have to spend any money getting a USB solution. I should be able to take the SATA cable out of my current computer assuming there's spare connection on the VBA motherboard. Thanks for the help!
(Super excited to see Plex is an installable option on the new version too - I'm numerous Vortexbox versions behind at this point so it'll be great to catch back up. Plex is a perfect solution for streaming local video to my Rokubox.)