Hi there, Good to be back in the realm of Techspot.. I've run into a situation with a Macbook Pro HD. The drive had shown signs of failing and finally I got the "Pinwheel of Death". I booted to an OSX disk and repaired it, and was able to log in okay once or twice. The computer continued to freeze and I had no luck backing up the 15,000 images for my client. I pulled the drive and plugged it in to another Mac with a SATA to USB adapter. The drive shows up in disk utility, I can copy a few small files over, but it quickly fails within 1 minutes of it spinning up. So, what is there to be done with a 'failing' hard drive? Any software/tricks to stabilize it long enough to get the files that I need? (Spending $500 for mechanical repairs is currently not an option?) Thank You for insight.