(Okay, so this isn't really so much about my G5, it's true, but this is the best place I could think of for this topic. Anyway ) For the past few years, i've been using an iMac PPC G5, and augmenting the built-in HD with four external hard drives. (I have a LOT of video files.) My first external was a 1 TB iOmega, which I've supplemented with 3 WD drives (a 2 TB and a pair of 3 TBs). Recently, my iOmega basically blinked out of existence, as far as my computer was concerned. All of a sudden, I'm getting "the disk you attempted to insert cannot be read" error messages and the like, and the iOmega's icon is gone from the desktop. A quick Google brought up some semi-related help threads, and I followed their advice and gave the iOmega a hard boot, which did get the icon to mount, but none of the folders will show. It just says "0 items, 62 GB available." So the computer does, presumably, know that there is ~900 GB of data on that drive, it's just not showing it to me. DiskWarrior was no help, it only listed the drive as "Unknown device". (Somewhat worrisomely, it did the same for one of the 3TB drives, despite tht one working fine.) Disk Utility was more of the same. At this point, I'd settle for just being able to transfer my data to the other drives (they have about 1.5 TB of free space between them, so they can handle the missing 900 GB), and then I could try to erase/rebuild the iOmega, but how can I do it if I can't see the data to begin with? The data recovery programs that I've downloaded don't seem to work with my OS version (10.5.8), and I really don't want to spend $$ TechTools when it might not solve the problem, as I'm disabled and on a limited budget. One good thing is that the power light is on in the iOmega and I can hear the drive spinning; it just can't be read by the computer, apparently. I've moved the Firewire connector to every possible configuration, but it doesn't seem to help. Ideas? Hints? Helpful prayers? I'm open to anything right now, to be honest. Thanks in advance.