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I got my data back! I didnt expect how easy to do it. I used a CA-42 cable that i got from Amazon for less $6, including shipping. I would say this is the simpliest & cheapest way to do it. All you have to do is connect the RX/TX (CA-42 side) - TX/RX (HDD side) and no need to worry about the power supply it is already powered by the USB port. Of course, you still need the HDD Sata power to spin up the motor. Method from post #1 is the one that worked for me. On my first try, i didnt power off my drive and i got no response after m0,2,2,0,0,0,22 command. I waited for 1 hour and still no response. Getting so nervous of losing my data, i decided to power off/on my drive. Hit CTRL+Z again, got the prompt, entered the m0,2,2,0,0,0,22 command and woohooo, SUCCESS!!! Thanks to Gradius et al! Seageate : ST3500320AS firmware SD15