I connected my Linksys Network Storage Link NSLU2 to my router, and connected my Western Digital external USB hard drive (with important data in tow) to the NSLU2. Apparently I was too smart for my own good and inadvertantly formatted the hard drive resulting in a complete loss of data - so it seems. I don't want to rehash the mistake I made but instead wish to find a solution to the problem. I have found many others online who have made the same mistake, but I have not seen much in the way of a solution. Does anyone know of a low-tech or low-cost solution for retrieving the data I seem to have lost? I contacted Linksys who explained the data was gone and there was "no way to retrieve it once formatted". If it were that easy I'm sure the pentagon would love the low-cost solution of permanantly deleting data offered by this simple device however, I suspect Linksys is not completely informed OR - are giving me their standard company answer. I have contacted the fine folks over at www.gillware.com who seem to be very reliable, confident in their data recovery efforts, will not charge me if they cannot recover my data AND, if recovered, will charge me the best rate I could find of $379. Before I spend that however, I would like to hear any other solutions that might be available.