I have a Series 1 Tivo (actually 2 different models) and would like to be able to backup or clone or upgrade my hard drives. The problem is that I do not have a computer with IDE connections. I do have a universal cable that allows me to interface pretty much any type of hard drive to a USB port. I have not been able to determine if any of the popular SW packages (InstantCake, MFS, Hinsdale, etc.) support communication with a drive connected to a USB port. I am assuming that I can't just use something like EASEUS Todo because the Tivo drives use a different partitioning scheme.