I am having problems with a 1TB WD My Passport USB drive. It had been hooked up to my Mac for a few months with no issues, then one day I come home to find the following message displayed: "The disk was not ejected properly. If possible, always eject a disk before unplugging it or turning it off. To eject a disk, select it in the Finder and choose File > Eject. The next time you connect the disk, Mac OS X will attempt to repair any damage to the information on the disk." The disk had not been in use or been touched by anyone. Now when I connect it the disk spins up and it displays in Finder, but after a few seconds I get the same message and the disk ejects itself. I can't repair it in Disk Utility because it won't stay mounted for long enough to do anything. I have tried restarting my Mac with the disk connected and disconnected, I have tried a different cable, I have repaired the permissions on my Mac's main HDD, nothing has worked. If I boot into Windows 7 via Bootcamp the disk shows up in Explorer and I can see all the folders and files, but the system seems to have a problem reading the disk beyond that. I have tried to copy the files to another disk in Win7 and have had a very limited success with a few of the files, but the majority of the time the systems hangs and the files are not copied properly. They show on the new disk but are not readable. I would like to rescue these files if possible before I try the nuclear option of attempting to format the disk before returning it to WD under the warranty. Anybody got any ideas?! Thanks.