Hey thereee. Problem: I have a half-terabyte external harddrive by western digital. It's been working for about a year now, no problems ever. it's basically halfway filled with movies and music and stuff; however, recently, it's not being recognized by my macbook. It uses a mini USB to USB cable. I switched the cables and it still didn't come up. When I plug it into the AC it lights up and looks like its searching to 'talk' with my macbook. It has always done this, then the light would become solid and it would show up on my desktop. I tried it on different computers as well and it still doesn't actually show up. All the computers I've tried notify me that a drive has been connected, but not recognized. I really really need it to be recognized or else I lost A LOT of information. I went to upload a file to Mediafire, and when it redirected me to Finder, my hard drive was the default folder to pick the files from. However, it had a red minus sign on it and I have no clue what that means. Anyone have any suggestions? thanks!!