FYI, this adaptor off of Ebay was what I used. http://www.ebay.com/itm/FT232BM-BL-Seagate-Barracuda-7200-11-Firmware-Fix-tool-complete-USB-powered-/280748167812?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415de51284 It worked perfectly, no soldering required, only needed a USB cable. It is marketed to work for this specific problem, using the solution provided on these pages, and, it worked for me. Upsides: No soldering required, includes pretty much everything you need...and works. Oh, and at $20 bucks shipped, its reasonable in price. Downside: Ships from Bulgaria, so you'll be waiting a couple of weeks to use it.