This morning my IOMAGIC external hard drive was working fine. But this afternoon, I can only access the root directory of the drive, a few folders, and it starts making a clunking noise, spins, clunks, acts like its trying to read the drive (but doesn't), and then the drive turns itself off.
I realize it would cost thousands to have a professional take this apart and recover the files. I have heard of several different software tools, and putting it in the freezer, etc. Any thoughts on how to recover the files from this drive cheaply?