I've had TI 8.0 for a couple of months (both builds 774 and 786). I've been backing up to a TEAC USB 2.0 80GB hard drive. Only restores that I've done have been a few files/folders using TI under Windows. I have a boot CD from both builds. I did boot from each of these but didn't do anything else. It just occurred to me that I ought to at least check and make sure the external hard drive can be seen when using the TI boot CD. Nope, TI doesn't show the hard drive on the list of devices if I try to do a "check image" after booting from the CD. I did notice a couple of odd messages during the boot phase: hub c: port 3 over current change hub c: port 4 over current change No idea what these mean. Am I missing something here or am I out of luck with using the external USB drive?? I did try booting from the CD with the external drive connected and powered up and also with the drive powered down and USB cable disconnected which I then connected and powered up after the boot CD loaded. No difference either way.