I have a western digital 250GB(I think) external HDD... It has been somewhat broken for awhile now. It seems as if the connection is very delicate, when I get it to connect properly the slightest movement will disconnect it. The only kind of wierd thing is, when it disconnects sometimes it comes up saying I should connect to a USB 2.0 port and I can't access it. I have tried using a different mini-USB to USB cable so that isn't the problem... I am not afraid to open it up, but I don't want to fully break it because I need it as space to install developer stuff and whatnot on my EEE pc 701 (With a 4GB SSD =S) which I am using until I get a job and buy a alu MB 2.0... And I am a bit more tech savy that I think this post makes me out to be.