So my brother was watching Top Gear this morning on the media PC and when I got back in from work mentioned it was making a fucking horrible scratching noise. After some investigation I've found the cause - the 1 year, 3 month old Seagate HDD inside it seems to have gone bust - and guess who got bought by Seagate about 2 years ago? YES, FUCKING MAXTOR! Once again I've lost another drive to these fuckers - I won't be buying Seagate again. Back to the point: The PC (JUST) boots sometimes with the Seagate in. S-L-O-W-L-Y. And when it does it either hasn't got the disc present (most of the time) or it is there as an unformatted disc (once, but the computrer was so slow as to be unusable). It makes a noise like nails scratching on blackboards whenever it accesses the disc. The thing is fucked, I accept this. However, due to some bollocks regarding OEM and resellers, Seagate no longer support a warranty on it (ran out in May) and though eBuyer is saying it'll honour the original advertised warranty of 5 years (seems there was some sort of mixup on the store), ideally I'd like to get the data off - though it would also be nice to get a repair/replacement - can;t do that until Monday though. There's a lot of TV rips on it that although I can get again will take fucking ages to do so. tl;dr - my lounge now looks like this: Suggest to me a way to get the data off this thing - I'm running out of ideas.. Right now that fan is going full-pelt in an effort to cool the disc to help the platters (unknown if actually working), and the 360 box is there to get the disc in position of the fan. I have a HDD on the PC that can easily take every piece of data on the Seagate, so that isn't a problem.