Hi there, long time reader, first time poster. For no apparent reason, my external HD has decided to stop working...Everytime I plug it via firewire, an error message pops up - "The disk "my book" was not repairable by this computer. It is being made available to you with limited functionality. You must back up your data and reformat the disk as soon as possible" Here lies my problem, I'd gladly reformat it, if it weren't for the fact I don't have anywhere to "back up my data" to! I've got a 1st gen Macbook pro with only 10G spare on the HD, the external HD has 300gb worth of irreplaceable material.. So, anyone have any ideas ?