I have a macbook, and the harddrive just died. the system wont boot, it only boots to a picture of a folder with a question mark underneath it. i took it to a apple certified repair and they told me it would cost hundreds of dollars to replace the HDD, but also said it uses any S-ATA 2.5'' HDD, so i found one for 60 bucks and a way to swap it out. the question is that if the HDD has physically failed, then would it be possible to slave the drive to another mac so i can try to back up as much data as possible. i have a tech guy here at work working on it, but if the drive has failed, and he cant get any data off it this way, is there a cheap alternative? thanks Dave.