1. What OS is on your PC? If Win Vista/7, did you try to run HDDScan "as admininstrator"? I just received/installed a WD20EARS in my PC 2 weeks ago and for grins reset AAM (I didn't check the mfg date, but NewEgg generally has recent issues). 2. No SATA at all? I had no spares, but "borrowed" the one from my HDD when the USB dock proved futile. 3. You're right about the Torqs, you need 10 & 15 to do it right, though some have managed with 10s alone... I wouldn't recommend it.