Hey guys, so here is what happened to my ION Tri-Select 160GB 7200 external HDD: So my computer and external HDD were on. I accidentally dropped a load of textbooks on my desk (close to where my HDD was), and as soon as I did so, the external made terrible grinding, chugging noises for about 30 sec. Anyways, my computer froze, all of the lights on the ION turned off, then back on, and then the bad news came my computer said that I had lost data on two of my externals partitions So my questions are: -Does anyone know of any way that I can recover the data on those two partitions, or are they truly gone for good? -Can I trust the integrity of the external now? Is it reliable to continue using, or should I be shopping for a new external? Can I do any inspections? I also dont want to lose the data that is still on there. The drive still runs like it did before, and it doesnt make any odd noises when on, but the sounds it made when I dropped my books seemed pretty bad. Thanks for any help you can offer. I really dont have the cash to buy another external and have only average tech savviness, so Id hope the one I have is still usable/fixable. Also, Im stuck with the external at my place with my PCi.e., no macso if there is software I can use, itd be more convenient if it was for windows, but not a huge issue.