@Jack: Thanks for the offer,but I finally managed to scavenge one from an old IDE drive. I missed the original KickStarter and purchased it through backerkit afterwards, so I never saw the Kickstarter update explaining the omission. So far, I am definitely impressed by the device and LogicStart shield and am looking forward to playing with it more. My next goal is to see how quickly I can port my Spartan4 VHDL final project from a class last semester over to the Papilio DUO. The fact that it uses the same Xilinx software should make that easy ... though I still wish Xilinx would actually update it. (I tried all of the suggested Win8 fixes on my laptop last year without success before reverting to using my desktop).