Once again, I've had a laptop hard drive fail on my Macbook Pro. I'm a power user and work in tech, so I do a TON with it. I was doing work Sunday morning, and the next thing I know, everything froze up. Tried a hard reboot - wouldn't get past the apple screen. Tried to boot into single user mode - that was the oh s&*^ moment. I/O errors left and right. Booted to the Snow Leopard CD to run disk utility - no luck. Went to a Terminal, tried fsck_hfs - nothing. Tried regular fsck - it ran for about a half hour and kept finding a bunch of bad blocks... and couldn't fix anything. Prior to upgrading to Snow Leopard, when I was on Tiger, I used SuperDuper for backups and a full, bootable backup on an external drive. I booted to that and tried running Disk Warrior. It ran for a day and a half, then told me that the rebuild failed and to change the options and run it again. That's where I'm at now. Has Disk Warrior EVER saved anyone? Do I have any hope whatsoever in recovering data? I normally wouldn't worry so much, but Time Machine hasn't run in about a month and a half... right before a trip I took. I have some HD video of a Safari I was on in South Africa and I don't want to lose it. I also don't look forward to redoing all my 2010 tax documents this weekend. (One other thing I tried: mounting the hfs volume read-only and trying to copy files off. This worked for a few things, but it also grinded the laptop to a halt until I umounted it.) Given everything that has happened, I had to buy a new drive. I'm pretty excited at what I ordered: a 500 GB Seagate SSD Hybrid. It has 4GB solid state, and adaptive memory that apparently reduces disk spin on the main drive to 1.5-10pct of the time for an average user. I'll take that. I also bought a 2TB external for Time Machine backups. I'll use my 500GB external for SuperDuper bootable backups, so in the event of another failure, I can boot to a CURRENT version of my MBP. Anyone ever use the SS Hybrids? I'm assuming performance is at least twice as good as a regular drive? Any other suggestions on backup schemes? I know I should probably use AWS for some things - haven't got around to it yet. Any recommendations for cloud-based backup programs for the Mac?