I've got a Buffalo 500GB External 3.5" drive which i've had for about a year now. It's been fine up until last night when i spotted the drive not being on my desktop. Thought it was odd, but unplugged the drive and in again. A message popped up saying "The disk you inserted is not readable by this computer". Gave me an option to initialise, ignore or cancel i think. Well i tried repairing it using Disk Utility but it fails to fix it and gives errors on verifying. I was able to use stellar phoenix to find a lost volume on the drive, but it needs to copy the files to another drive in order to save them. Does anyone know of a software or method to rebuild whatever lets you read and write files on the drive? Like some sort of partition scheme or something?