Data Safety Suite by Prosoft Engineering is a bootable OS X CD containg three fine applications, incuding Data Rescue, Data Backup, and Data Recycler.
When I had foolishly installed a pre-release copy of Tiger (OS X 10.4) on my 250 MB HD, things eventualy got very wonky - and the latest versions of Disc Warrior, TechToolPro, Drive10 were all stymied and helpless. With this Data Safety Suite CD I recovered ALL files and every one of them was uncorrupted!
When I went to the website of the outfit that offers this application and asked for the cost of recovering 250 MB of data, the quote trhey furnished me was: $1,349.95 READ THAT AGAIN ! Yes, 1,350 bucks!
What kind of thieves are these characters? I did not even see a guarantee of success or a money-back-if-not satisfied statement, etc.