Yeah I had another Western Digital, it was a smaller portable drive. 5400 rpm just powered by the USB port which is what I took with me to college and what not, and I've had 0 problems with it so far. Turns out though, the problem with my Maxtor 3200 was the power supply. Apparently Asian Power Supply co. makes awful power supplies, they seem to go out quick. I've seen all kinds of bad things said about them, and that was the one my Maxtor came with. Either way, I got 2 working drives again, but I'm just throwing everything on to my new Western Digital one since it's security encrypted and more than triple the space of my Maxtor. Oh, and it also has an on/off button! Yay no more hibernation mode.