New poster, vaugely followed the site for a while though. Apologies for the generic "i'm only here to ask for help" type post. So basically, I own a 2011 mbp 15" and a 2007 macbook. I have several external harddrives that I use for backing up media and such. The problem being one of the harddrives seems to have completely stopped transferring data, it's under warranty and I can get it replaced no problem, and I have enough space on the others to house the content of said broken drive for the timebeing however this is where the drive not being able to transfer data becomes a bit of an issue. this is the drive http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=260 when I connect it it takes hours(literally) to index and then spends hours preparing to transfer but doesn't actually start. Has ANYONE got any idea on how i can get it to work long enough to take 1.7 tb of data off of it without having to pay a data recovery company. I've tried it on several macs and with different power supplys/usb cables(I own two of the same drive) any help would be greatly appreciated.