I purchased this "Toughdrive" to store my ever-growing digital music collection. It seemed fine at first, but then began to work sporadically, often turning itself off. I emailed Freecom, who informed me it was a power related issue (they send you a free power adapter if you live in the UK). By this point, my Mac iBook wouldn't even detect that it was plugged in to the USB port. I got my power adapter, (which I had to buy from another company because I live outside the UK), and it STILL doesn't work. I want to return it, but can't because it has all my files on it. The entire endeavor has been a horrible waste of money. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might retrieve my files?