Hey again, I'm having trouble with a friends failing HD getting some pictured off of hit before I smash it with the sledge (its the 3rd maxtor I have seen fail within a 5 year lifespan). Usually I get by without trouble, but I fear this particular drive has been in use too long and is a lot farther gone than the others. I am getting into the drive (set as a slave to my boot drive, both are SATA onboard). The slave is recognised in BIOS and windows, but when I try to transfer any data, it give me an I/O error (I dont remember exactly what it said). If anyone has any idea how to help or needs more info, the help would be appreciated!