Hello! for the past months, ever since i got my 2011 mbp, i've used a g-drive mini 500gb drive i purchased with it, having an ssd'd mac and not a lot of space i've kept most of my information on this drive. Relying on the fact that i've never had a disk become corrupt or broken, i didn't made any backups of the information on this drive ( yes i know smart right? ), to add insult to injury, this was also my time machine backup drive. well, today has i was studying maths, minding my own business and not really using the disk, i suddenly heard the disk go down, has if i had yanked the cable out without ejecting the drive. for moments i thought the cable had somehow disconnected, but upon close inspection it became obvious, the drive wasn't working anymore. i still remember reading reviews about this disk, specifically mentioning that it wasn't very reliable; well i now i know they were right, at the time i had ignored these for the fact that this drive is definitely a looker, and has this beautiful treatment on it that makes it look like it came with my mac. out of curiosity, i disconnect the drive and smelled it, and noticed this burned electronic kind of sent coming out of it. i believe the electronics burned up; not the disk itself, but the electronics that are connected to the drive to enable usb and firewire support. i'd like your opinion on this.