Thanks for the nice comments on the article :-)
Does the super talent come pre-formatted as FAT32?
Yes, unless the drive is above 32GB (sometimes not even then), the drive will be FAT32 for the sake of overall compatibility.
Will the security software/hardware present a problem? As of this date has super talent created the software to remove the security?
To be honest, that's a tough one to answer, because while the drive might work just fine on one device, it might not on the other. The reason is that there are two partitions here, one being the security, and the other being for the actual storage. The security partition prefaces the storage one, so a device that only picks up one partition might only see the security, or none at all.
For what it's worth, I had no trouble at all using the thumb drive in my PlayStation 3. If the device (as in, DVD player) is smart enough to detect two partitions, you shouldn't have an issue.
What I do recommend, though, is not getting the SuperCrypt as it's more expensive, but rather something like a Super Talent Express drive
, which is much less expensive, but not as fast, or even an OCZ Enyo
. The latter is getting rather expensive, but it also holds twice as much, and is a lot faster overall.
As for better DVD players to use, I honestly have no idea as I don't even own one (I just use the PS3 for DVD purposes). I didn't even know DVD players today came with USB ports, so that's a new one on me, haha. I think generally you're going to be fine, but if you are not going to be using 3.0 right away, there's little reason to invest in such an expensive drive.