My Seagate 300 GB Hard Drive has just died, I think most of the data is still there, but I cannot even load the OS while this drive is connected. I ran a Diagnostics on the drive and recieved a Code 7. Can anyone help me find a way to save the data I can without having to pay the $500 cost to have my data recovered? If not, are there any opinions on how I might still be able to access the drive myself and copy the few important items back off of the drive?
Thank you and please hurry as I will be sending the drive in for a replacement soon. It was under waranty still. Also in a thought that it may have been a heat problem that caused the drive to fail... It was hot when I removed it, does anyone have recomendations on Cooling Fans that I might want to look into and get?