OK. Things are getting more frustrating. I deleted all of the config files to start things over. I tried using the latest version (r256) and I can start transfers, but eventually, the system locks up.
I go back to using r210, which loads after I deleted the .cfg files, and it only shows sd card, not USB anymore.
I tried FTPii, and it also only shows SD card, throwing errors trying to moung USBs.
I still have what is considered to be a "normal" syscheck (d2x v8-finals), so nothing there has changed.
I even tried using r210 to upload files to SD, then used r256 to copy the data from SD to USB, and that locked up half way through the copy. I still had pointer control, so cancelled and tried to delete the directory in USB, then things hard-froze on me.
I really want to get some form of FTP solution to work. I know it's slower, but sure beats trying to move the power in addition to the drive to connect it to the PC.