Hey everyone, thanks in advance for help. I have a 1 TB LaCie Big Disk Extreme 2 that is actually made up of 2 500GB drives. It failed on me. I have most of it backed up but there are a few things I would like to recover. I tested another power cord and it didn't work. So I talked to a few people and they said that if I bought a new seagate controller board that matches my 500GB drives identically I would be able to get the data off one drive at a time. There is some good and some bad. When I tested the new controller board on each drive (one at a time only because I only have one new controller board) they both started up normally! Success I thought.. but no.. Both Leopard and XP said "drive needs to be formatted" or "initialized". I assume this is because these drives are programed to be one mountable drive that is controlled by the lacie chip inside the enclosure. That is also toast. I get no power through it. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to recover the data? The drives seem to work fine its just a matter of making the computer see them as one drive (i think). Would buying a similar Lacie enclosure alongside another controller chip fix this? or does the enclosure have to match several serial numbers in order to work? Is there a way I can trick the computer? Or clone the drives to one new TB drive so they are actually one complete drive? Thanks so much for your time!