I have found a lot of reviews of various programs for data recovery on clicking or failing drives but I wanted to present my specific situation before I send my drive off to a data recovery company and waste 700 plus dollars. My IMac drive was clicking and stopped responding with the spinning beach ball. I shut it down via the power button to restart and see the blinking file folder with question mark. Having had a drive die before I assumed the worst and took the machine to the Apple store letting them know that they were not to restart the machine so I could limit any damage to the platters so I could send the drive away to have data recovery. they gave me my drive back and reinstalled a new drive. I ordered a "Voyager Q" Sata hard drive dock just because my curiosity was peaked by a member here that my drive may be fine just where the machine was looking for the OS went bad or something. I got the Voyager today, plugged in my drive and turned it on to hear my disk whir to life pretty normally and be recognized by OSX on the desktop and finder window showing about 7 file folders which I can't really name right now. I was shocked and scared I would screw it up so I unmounted the drive by "ejecting" it out of OSX and turning the Voyager off. My trouble now is how do I get the data off the drive in the quickest manner possible through the Voyager and onto a 4TB Lacie RAID array. The drive was 500GB and I had used 499GB... so it's a lot of data. I really only want the pictures that were on the drive but have no idea how to get to just them. I had a time machine time capsule but it had been turned off for 3 months so I lost all the stuff I loaded on since then. I have a 640GB drive in my IMac now that has 140GB free so I won't be able to just image the disk to my new drive and then transfer it onto the Lacie 4Big so I will have to either move all my video to the Lacie to make room. Should I use Disk Warrior, Data Rescue III, or take my hard disk to my parents house and use Spinrite? I really want to do it fast as I know the clicking I was hearing was the disk so it's not likely in good health despite spinning up just fine tonight for the minute I had it mounted. Please help with any information you can. I really don't want to make a 700-1000 dollar mistake. Does anyone know if I could read all the file folders on the drive if I can just drill down through them to find my iphoto file and just plain old copy and paste them from this drive to the new IMac drive?