I think I did use pdisk under mfslive. I know I tried it under one of the Linux tool sets. Mfslive could see my flash drive which was plugged into the adjacent usb port but it showed it under /media instead of /dev. I could probably try the usb ports on the back and see if it makes a difference. I may be able to find an old XP/IDE PC at work.... The SATA conversion might work although I would have to disassemble the disk cage on my PC to put in the drive. PIA! Also been meaning to see if it makes a difference using a Series 2 drive.