My mpg3102at starts failing after a few mins in operation. It is definatly a heat problem as i was able to recover all my data with a Cpu fan blowing air directly over the controler chip keeping it cool. Though if your drive is at the stage where the bios won't reconise it at cold boot you won't have much luck with my method.
Infact it is working perfect like this. I advise anyone who has a MPG series to backup there data and replace it or if you must continue to use it please get a fan of at least 50 60mm in diameter and makesure it is directing air over the controler chips.