Hi guys... so finally my mid2007 intel core iMac's hdd failed. Any experts out there have experience with data recovery softwares compatible with OSX? Which one works best? I was looking into Virtual Lab, according to CNET, it's a highly regarded data recovery software, but figured I should ask here before I try using it. At $100/gb recovery rates I find it a bit steep.. I'd rather just pay for a software right out the door. I have a very important assignment due tomorrow and iMac decided to fail on me last night! it's been randomly freezing up and force quit didn't work, so I had to do a hard restart and like many others, I received a flashing folder with the question mark icon during start up. Thanks guys! all help is appreciated.