Mac Pro 1,1, OSX 10.6.1 Heh! Well, I done it now.. Some weeks ago I took out a 1TB drive from it's internal position and placed it in a USB cradle. Started up and Spotlight decided to index "my computer" which took 45 min. During that time the USB plug "disconnected" and reconnected several times as the cord was gently bumped several times. It finished and mounted and I read and wrote to it several times - less than or about 1GB all total Today I turn on the power to the cradle and the volume cannot be viewed - just a blank window of the mounted volume with no file structure. It says "Max OS X cannot repair the volume" in a little popup dialogue which also explains that I may read from it but not write and that I should do a copy or recovery of the files. I replaced the unit back into it's sledded position (Bay 2) and received the same errors and troubles. Spotlight is also indexing my computer again which it says will take about 2 hours. I dunno if it's indexing the troubled 1TB drive but I suspect it's not - I dunno. In SpeedTools Media Scanner I can scan the individual files of the volume. It says there are 460,006 files and I scanned to about 75,000 before I aborted - I just wanted to see if they could be read and they can. Still looks empty in finder though. ST Scanner reports that there are 870 GB used so that's a file size average of 1.891 MB per file so I guess almost all files are accounted for. In SpeedTools QuickBack there's an option to "copy" a volume to a "QuickBack Archive" which is simply a DMG file it had me "create" on my 4.1 TB RAID0. It's doing that as I type now but I dunno what the exact outcome will be. It looks like it could be anywhere from a 2 to an 8 hour operation depending what it does in what stages. My questions: Any experiences or references you can post or point me to that will teach me the most optimal way to deal with this situation? Any software you recommend that deals with something like this? Any other ideas or comments? Any Mac Pro specific information I might need to consider? Thanks! .