Luky man....I cannot get it..the first part was perfectly ok but I cannot make the partition...in spite than all the connection are all right and I get perfectly the prompt.....but when I do F3 T>m0,2,2,0,0,0,0,22 I receive always the error, maybe if I change the circuit imprimed from a same DD...who knows !!! thank to listen me I forgot to mention that I used an external power supply to drive my 7200.11. I bought an Acomdata harddrive enclosure. It supports both SATA and PATA drives. I probably should have mentioned it in my costs but I forgot. It was my initial apporach to what I thought was a bad USB interface card to drive problem. It didn't seem to make a difference. I would encourage anybody using a separate power source to make sure they are grounded together. Let me also mention a follow up anomaly. I downloaded Sea tools to do a test of the drive. It "sees" the drive but it doesn't "see" the serial number or the firmware version. Also, I cannot run a short or long drive self test although I can run the short generic test and that passes. I don't want to risk the long generic test right now. Finally, I also had an instance where, when I had the drive in question plugged into the USB port, the computer wouldn't boot up. It would reach a certain point in the process and then do a hard fail (as though I had held the power button down for an extended time) and recycle back to start.