Hi All, I have a HDD that's in the early stages of failure (which I realize is a bit like saying "a little bit pregnant"). It's an IDE drive on a USB dongle. OSX has trouble recognizing the drive, but will after being repaired or verified with Disk Utility. At that point, I can see the files and folders in Finder. What I cannot do, however, is open up any of the files or transfer them over. Any attempt to do so gives me an eternal beach ball. Since the drive is still healthy enough to at least list the files, I want to think I could still extract the data. Does anyone have any tricks they could offer? Is the freezer trick worthwhile, or just wishful thinking?