I have read that many mac users have experienced problems with external drives crashing and not being recognized by the operating system. Mine recently crashed and now no longer is recognized by osx. I have no way of accessing my HD. At first, disk utility would show that it existed, now it is non-existent. I need to access this data but have no clue how. My other external drive sometimes drops for no reason. This is very confusing. Many have talked about osx 10.4 being buggy. Can someone offer some help or is my drive damaged beyond repair? Other software I have used (Filesalvage, Data Rescue) cannot find it either. Thanks.