I've tried 3 different hard drives - Maxtor 40G, Maxtor 300G, and the original 500G - still same result. I've tried 3 different USB to IDE cables - all no-name brands - still same result. I've also updated USB Loader GX to the latest version. Also BTW using CIOS38_Rev14.
Could it be a problem with Maxtor hard drives? Or maybe a problem with USB to IDE cables?