So I got my beautiful new iMac in August, and it worked fantastically up until two weeks ago, where it started to get slow and choppy. I kept on having to restart it and I was going to try using the Mac OS X disk utility, but it refused to start up. It started on the cd, but refused to start on the hard drive. It stayed overnight at our local Apple Store, and was pronounced dead. The guy said taht we might be able to get the data off off it using disk warrior. We have had it at home, running os x off of a lacie drive and running disk warrior. It never finishes. Help! Professional data recovery is too expensive. Any ideas?