My Western Digital external with my Time Machine Backups needs to be repaired when I did Verify Disk in Disk Utility. If I do this, all my backups will be lost, correct? So I need to put the backups on a different HD (I'm thinking I do this by plugging in both at the same time and just dragging and dropping the Time Machine Backups)? And if I do this, how do I put it back on the original as Time Machine format so I can add new TM Backups and go into Time Machine and see all my previous backups? And to add to the confusion, this external is so messed up that when I plug it in, it says that the hard drive can't be read by the computer. In other words, I can't see the files on it, so I can't imagine how I could move the invisible files onto another drive. I would love not to lose my backups and not to lose my external. Are either possible? Does this external seem fried with no hope of coming back to life?