I have a rather old (4 years old) 1 TB Lacie external HD. One day I couldn't get my computer to recognize it. I have a MBP and a MBA. Same issue on both. Here is the message I get when I plug it in via USB, firewire, etc. The screen shot is not working. Basically it was a just a prompt that says "the disk you inserted was not readable by this computer." i don't know if it is physically damaged or what. I couldnt get the disk utility to open it and same with minitools. I couldn't care less about the drive itself but rather the data on it. I will probably trash the drive either way. However I would like to exhaust my options on trying to recover the data myself before getting it priced by professionals. Are there any suggestions on how I might extract the data without have to bring it to someone for hundreds of dollars?