Gale's OTG datasync hard drive was not secured inside the chassis and it arrived that way from the manufacturer. There were no screws holding it in place and it creeped out of the connector for the hard drive. I suspect an intermittant connection corrupted the FAT table rendering the data gone.
Using some data recovery utilites that can see a RAW hard drive, I was able to rebuild 85% of the drives' contents.
I think that if the hard drive had not become disconnected from the mainboard it would have worked flawlessly.