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Is the hard drive on its way out? What should I do?

I have a power mac G-5, I capture video w/ Final cut pro to my lacie, it worked fine for about 8 months until 4 days ago when it suddenly started unmounting and freezing, also caused FCP and other programs to freez. The only thing that was done differently was, I pull files from a USB flash disk.

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Get your data off that thing right now before it dies.

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