Hi, I have the MAxtor Basic 1TB hard drive with data of about 500gb. I was in the process of backing up on McAfee Online Back when all of a sudden the hard drive started squeaking and now cannot be recognised by any of my computers. I have changed cables, changed computers but no avail It is not seen by any of the data recovery software as well. On the Disk Management it shows aS DISK 5 Unknown and when right click it tells me to initialise it and when I say yest it says...I/O Device Error. When I go into the Device Managerit is listed under Disk Drives and says Device Working Properly. Any help as to how I can get it up and running or have I lost all my information...omg? Please help. Many Thanks.