Well 9 hours later. Ran the program getdataback that I found on the net. HOLY CRAP! 9 hours! went and did his thing and at the end it only said copy files you want to recover and it only had fat32 listed. Tried to click on it and it told me you can only do that with the registered version.
It is a removeable drive not a sealed unit. 30gig aluminum case you see tons on ebay of.
After running it though tried to open it and comes up same corrupt and unreadable. The drive shows up in my computer though.
Ill stop and get a new cable today. powers fine and seemed to run fine no noises and during the program getdata back the light went from green to red like it usually did when the files were transfering.
This blows. I know I had some of my kids movies there that I dont have anywhere else.
the usb drive is detected by the computer though so maybe one will work. Which do you reccomend?