On a side note mechanical hard disks suck....hard, and that is as nice as I can be. I booted my Win developer setup on my spare 2TB and installed my copy of 7 onto a new small partition. Back to the story though, drive in question is a OCZ Agility 3 120GB. I dismantled the drive and sure enough some of the coolant "salts" were dried up on one of the memory chips. I attempted to rinse it off with tap water but its stubborn and my water is hard here, I used a old tooth brush but some residue remains. At this point the drive power light comes on, but it does not register with the BIOS or my RAID card. I propose to sink the drive in de-ionised water for a week, periodically removing it to give it a scrub, then using a hair dryer or other heat source to dry it and or possibly some electrical cleaner and let it sit again for a few days and try it again. There is a labeled set of serial connection points on the board, however I am unsure what if any program would allow low level access to the chip to reflash a BIOS onto it. I may attempt hyperterminal to see what if anything it spits out if all else fails. If none of this works, what should I attempt if anything other than using it as a target for .40 cal?