just a suggestion, check out slickdeals.net, and see if they have some drives uber cheap. about a month ago i picked up a few 80gb real cheap, you could install your OS on a new small and cheap drive, then when you get the retarded drive back, you still have all your data, but if for some reason it isnt working again, you can still boot, and do essentials,( i dont know what you use this computer for) like .doc's and stuff email web etc. (btw the drives were only about $45 a pice w/ shipping)