I run tech support for a local design firm. We have 46 iMac's in house. Along with that most of our workers have personal Macbook Pro's that I provide support for as well. For more than the past year I have been noticing the rise in cases of Apple Screen Spinning Disk Syndrome. I think if you've used OSX across several systems for any amount of time now you'll be familiar with it. To date, since the update to 10.7. Which we upgraded too a couple months after launch. We have had at least 35 cases in the office of this issue. On my personal Macbook Pro I have experienced as well, twice in fact. As has my daughter on her Macbook. This seems to be a completely new phenomenon. I had rarely if ever seen it before having worked at the company for the past 10 years now. And we have been using macs since they switched to Intel. When you look at the hard drive and try to repair it with disk utility it never succeeds at repairing. All the files remain intact if you were to connect it via a adapter to a mac or pc nonetheless. It is a really annoying issue that creates a lot of necessary downtime and update necessities. Since I don't personally keep a Time Machine for my Laptop, since I don't want to be constantly plugging it into a external hard drive all the time, I also have to reinstall all my software whenever this occurs. Has anyone else had experience similar to my own with a increase in this issue? I am trying to contact apple to know if they're aware of how common it's becoming. Their lack of Knowledge Base articles on the issue seems to indicate they aren't aware of it.