A few months ago I bought a new LaCie "Little Disk" external 500 GB HDD. Has Firewire and USB power. Formatted for both Windows and Mac (Fat32). Everything was going fine. One day the disk would not eject. That is when the problems started. I had to manually remove the disk without ejecting. Having done this with my other LaCie external HDD without any future problems (it would always remount) I didn't think anything of it. Since then, the disk will not mount on either the Mac or the PC. The disk will not mount using the Firewire or the USB power connectivity even though the blue power light is on. When I open Disk Utility with the LaCie plugged in, Disk Utility crashes. When I open Disk Utility before the LaCie is plugged in and then plug the LaCie in afterwards, it crashes. I tried plugging the LaCie in before booting my MacBook to see if that worked, but that method prevented the MB from booting at all! Contacted LaCie about this but have yet to hear back. I'm convinced that this can be solved cleanly without any data loss. Suggestions?