I own the 1TB My Book Home external hard drive (HD) and have been using it for over 2 years now. My system is an iMac running Snow Leopard, to which the HD is connected using a FireWire400 cable. HD has been running smoothly since first day of usage. I have three partitions in it: 1 FAT32 and 2 Mac formatted.
The HD was working just fine when I booted my machine yesterday morning. But it suddenly got disconnected and until now it cannot be detected anymore. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting the cable from both ends. It didn't work. Then I tried using a USB2 cable. Still to no avail. When I start my machine now, the HD boots along just fine and I can hear the spinning sound from within. The light at the front of the HD is usually moving but it no longer does now. After a few seconds of start up, it makes a kind of "slicing" sound (as if it is attempting to look for something, but couldn't find) and then stops after a couple of attempts. It's never been dropped or knocked hard. It's always been functional without any problem so far. When it got disconnected, the error message just said that it is disconnected without any reason.
I hope I can still recover my data. I am running my Time Machine backup regularly there.
Thanks in advance!