Hi guys. I did a search to see if this issue has been addressed before and couldn't find anything specific to my problem. I have a LaCie external hard drive (Firewire Porsche 160 GB model). Worked fine and suddenly wouldn't mount to my desktop of a MacBook Pro intel core duo. I went through the usual steps of trying to get it to mount but it wouldn't show up in disk utility for any kind of verification or repair. After lots of Googling, I discovered that this particular drive had some power issues so I took the disk out and put it in a new enclosure: A circuity city house brand that's USB2 with external power source. It still wouldn't boot and couldn't be detected on my MBP (running latest system software) OR my G5 iMac. The disc is making a bit of a noice but nothing grinding or too loud/dire. Today, I went out and bought Disk Warrior 4.1.1 hoping it would detect the drive to repair it or salvage some of the data. THEN, I realize that this external drive (it's a SEAGATE, by the way in a LaCie case) is formatted FAT 32 or FAT32. Which isn't the end of the world but Disk Warrior is no help on drives formatted as such. SO...my questions are: 1. Will this be easier to salvage/repair/detect via a PC with some kind of data recovery software? 2. The files are small illustrator CLASSIC OS 9.2 files for the most part. All files were from my old G4 Power Mac if that makes any difference. 3. Is there a data recovery program that might work better than Disk Warrior but work with a mac on an external formatted to FAT32? 4. Should I try another enclosure? I apologize for the blizzard of questions but I wanted to try to give as much info as possible. I really, really need to salvage the data off of this drive. Even if it means that ultimately it has to go to disk savers or other data recovery center. The drive was never damaged physically and always just sat in the same place on my desk. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be eternally grateful. And I'm not just saying that...these files are both personal and professional and mean the world to me. This actually WAS the backup drive for an internal drive that failed in my mac. So I'm 2 discs down and the backup isn't responding. I believe I've tried every other trick. I've tried to get it booted on my non-intel G5, my intel MBP. I've tried the new USB 2 enclosure, Disk Warrior...I don't know where to go from here but if the PC route might work, I will try to track someone down with a PC and buy a data recovery program to use for it. Have a safe and happy new year everyone. Thanks again in advance for any help you can offer.