I have a 400GB external FireWire 800 drive by OWC. It crashed - dead. Disk utility either doesn't see it at all, or it comes up with some wierd name, but doesn't see the volume. Rick mentioned that when a FireWire drive appears to crash, it's often not the drive itself, rather it's the bus or casing that's the problem. This was mostly a backup drive, but I did have a few things on it that I don't have a copy of and would like to recover (plus I'd like to use the drive if it can be saved). Any thoughts about how to test the problem?