After nearly a year's trouble free use with this drive I've suddenly got this message in the bios at bootup: 'device verify failed' AS I've got a Raptor as my boot drive I can still get into Vista but now the Spinpoint is showing up as being unformatted. Although I have got a backup of the drive (on a Hitachi 1Tb that hasn't got the same problem) I still stand to lose a couple of month's data if I just reformat. I've run ES Tool which reports the drive as only being 31Mb and also recommends reformatting. Anything I can try doing before biting the bullet and accepting I've lost what's on the disk? Cheers.