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I just registered to say THANK YOU SO MUCH to Gradius2. My seagate suffered the BSY Error last Friday. My drive is now working again and I haven't lost any data. For all you struggling to get the correct ttl device I used a USB-Serial TTL cable FT232RQ,TTL-232R from RS Components Ltd. http://uk.rs-online.com/web/search/searchB...amp;x=0&y=0 This is actually a TTL-232R-3V3 from FTDI Cost £12.66 Plus VAT Plus Postage, so about £20 all in. A bit expensive but easy. The device is powered by usb port, so I followed Gradius2 instructions but didn't bother with the 5V power bit. I did however have to connect the black GRD wire from the USB cable to the GRD pin on the hard drive. Everything then worked out exactly. I just need to update the drive now to stop this happening again. Lee