i was pulling out this hard drive from my tivo. i was using both hands, pulling straight out. one hand slipped and i managed to bend 3 pins. i bent them back, but one was already on the verge of breakage and cracked off. shit. so, i took a small safety pin a put it in an ide cable. it works fine. do you think i can run the drive without the cord...or is is it stuck with this special cord? i've never bent a pin before. good thing is that i don't really need this drive, because i got my backup off of it and transferred everything onto a new 300 gig seagate.