First things first, I have read the guides and I'm still stuck. I'm trying to flash a Hitachi 78 and I'm trying to use my Hp m8120n computer to do the flashing. First I tried using a Sata to Usb adapter and I was able to get my computer to detect the drive but then I couldn't dump the firmware with the firmware toolbox because it would hang up. Then I tried my on board SATA port on my Pc and I would get the drive to mode b but then when I tried to restart my computer it would start up but then not load Windows and just give me a black screen. Then I tried using the SATA port on my pci express card, and it detected the drive, but when I tried to dump the firmware I discovered that it only detected the drive as a Cdrom drive and not as a Dvd drive. Finally I bought the SYBA SY-VIA-150 PCI SATA / IDE Combo Controller Card, Non Raid card that everyone says works, and I installed it in my computer and what do you know my computer won't even detect the card . I'm completely stuck and have no idea what to do. I have been trying to flash my drive for weeks and it seems that every time I think I'm close to getting it there is something that holds it up. I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks in advance.