Hello, I am having a huge problem and its spooking me. I have a Comstar 500GB USB 2.0 external harddrive (CO-EXOT-500WEB) from Futureshop and its stopped responding. The drive is formatted as a Time Machine backup (also has a few folders with photos) and has a light that goes red with power and blue with disk activity. After having the drive unplugged and stored somewhere for 2 weeks I tried plugging it in to my Macbook Pro 17" (10.5.6 Leopard) but no blue light showed, no sound of the driving spinning up or clicking, and nothing showed on screen. I think the drive died. I think it was also listed at /dev/disk1/ but I had no idea of being sure, but I ran a smartctl -a just in case: Code: justin-bulls-macbook-pro:~ Justin$ sudo smartctl -a /dev/disk1s1 smartctl version 5.38 [i386-apple-darwin9.6.0] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/ Smartctl open device: /dev/disk1s1 failed: No such file or directory justin-bulls-macbook-pro:~ Justin$ As you can tell, nothing really happened. Right now the drive is plugged in and turned on. Its making no noise and the red light (power indicator) is on. What can I do to test / recover / fix my drive? Thank you for the help!