I was just wondering if anyone has crashed their hard drive lately? I crashed mine about 6 months ago and spent a goos month researching options on how to save the data without losing my projects and pictures. I ended up going with this company Runtime Software
as their system did what I needed, and looked like it was the easiest to use. I got their product and tried it out and it worked great. i was able to save all of my data which was previously unreadable (even as a slave drive). I only bring this up now because I had a friend and on of the guys i work with have the same thing happen to them and they used this program as well. I'm not trying to shamelessly plug them, but more stating that I have used them and they work really well for this.