Thank you. I appreciate your time. I hope to do the install tonight.
BTW, I have been playing around some with an install of 12.10 on a 16 GB USB flash drive. The performance isn't as bad I initially thought - this morning was able to install the Citrix Receiver on the flash drive and log into my work network. That could be handy if i am away from home (travelling) and don't have my laptop. Anyhow, I am hoping that the external USB hard drive will be an improvement as far as speed and performance...I am excited to find out. Do you know offhand if 12.10 is compatable with USB 3.0?