Prolific 3507 Chipset Ext HDD

Arrggghh!!! Pissed off with my 200Gb Ext HDD based on the Prolific 3507 chipset. It was working fine till about a month ago when the Firewire connection would not work anymore. Today even the USB connection is dead! The disk spins once in a while but that goes on for ages and I still cant see the disk! Have read some posting on internet about how crappy the ROM on the HDD casing is... I thikn I'm just going to write off that casing, and since I can't really check what chipset are in the any HDD casing till I buy it (and I'm going to avoid the Prolific from now on!) I might just fit it into one of my PC instead...

Hope the HDD is still fine.