Ok so i've learned my lesson. My factory seagate hdd just crapped out on me and I cannot find my discs that I had everything backed up on. It fell victim to the dreaded "head crash" and no longer mounts (as seen below, amongst other places) http://data-recovery-and-hard-drive-info.blogspot.com/2007/07/seagate-momentus-drive-failures.html It goes without saying that my lost data is my primary concern, I could care less about the programs or the drive itself (I was planning on replacing the drive w/ a larger one anyways) Seeing as it won't mount, is there any possibility of recovering my data on my own in lieu of hiring a data recovery company for $400+? I just want my pictures, music, and documents back. I've heard of Data Rescue II, but if the hdd won't mount, is it still feasible? Any other ideas? I'm hoping someone can help!