Been trying to flash a Gotek using a Prolific cable for the past few days - it's nightmarish!
Tried under Windows 7 on an AMD, Windows XP on an Intel, Windows 7 on an Intel, and Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 on an Intel. Haven't tried Linux yet, as I don't have it installed on anything.
I've only successfully connected once, on the AMD after adjusting to low baud, and the software crashed while removing write protection. Since then, the Gotek's LEDs don't turn on when the programming jumper's removed, and I've never had another successful connection.
I've got a different type of cable on order, but I'm a bit worried the Gotek's bricked. Is that possible?