I bought two 750gb FAP's a little over 2 years ago, and both failed in less than 2 years. Connecting them to my desktop computer's USB port, and using the utility software, I could only conclude that they were dead meat. After some Googling, I learned that in the majority of cases in which the drives were taken out of their enclosures, those drives were OK, and therefor it must have been the interface that failed. This week I took one of my FAP's apart and connected the drive to a desktop computer. On subsequent bootup my BIOS recognized it and showed the make and model number as it would on any working hard drive. After bootup I checked Computer Mgt / Disk Mgt feature of Control Panel (Win2000) and noted that the drive was shown as "Healthy" and with a single large partition. When I clicked its drive letter in Windows Explorer a dialog box reported the drive as not formatted, and asked if I wanted to format it, to which I clicked "No". I am assuming Windows sees a drive formatted by another OS as not being formatted. At this point I'm trying to decide whether or not to gamble on the cost of an eSATA enclosure such as the Antec MX-1. Each FAP was about 75% full when it failed, and I'd sure like to recover that programming if possible. I would appreciate any input offered in this matter, and thanks in advance.