Ok peeps, im doin not so bad so far. I have the Hitachi 0078FK drive, Im using a PCI sata card with the VIA VT6421A chipset, slax 2.1 and firwaretollbox 4. I have no probs with getting the drive into mode b. when i boot to windows the drive shows up fine and is assigned a drive letter (H: in my case), and when i put a retail disk in it opens a folder showing the contents of the original disk(video_ts, etc.. which i close again). I open firmware toolbox and select Tools\Direct Drive Dump (GDR Only). I then select RAW Dump Firmware and name the file original but when i hit save i get a message box saying Failure: Cannot Read From Drive. I have tried opening the drive and closing again to make sure the drive is spinning up properly but this makes no drifference. Any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated and you have my thanks in advance.