Just picked up my new Velar and was wondering what would be the best suited external media hardrive to have connected.
I am currently using an iPod but for some reason the album covers are not showing
I would recommend an USB 3.0 stick instead of an hard drive as the power consumption for these drives varies significantly. Up to 128GB are supported. Please note that before any USB stick can be used you will need to reformat it as FAT32. It's way smaller and unless you get an SSD it's much more robust. Not to speak of the much easier connection with no cable and transport. I assume you won't drive terabytes of music around with you.
There is also the on board media storage "on-board Gracenote database". I just couldn't find out how much storage this offers.