But, when I play music off the external HDD, the playback stops and the PS3 returns to the XMB screen after a seemingly random interval. Usually after at least a couple of minutes has passed, sometimes after twenty minutes or more. I can't see a pattern to figure what it might relate to. Strangely the setup works fine for video files, which play to the end no problem.
This is the first time I've made a post after much browsing of geekzone advice - but my searches on this problem have come to nothing. Suggestions anyone?