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The idea is this, you take a bad hard drive stick it in the freezer for a half hour and- voila! You can get you data back. I guess it's ...
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    Freeze your dead HD to bring it back to life


    The idea is this, you take a bad hard drive stick it in the freezer for a half hour and- voila! You can get you data back. I guess it's a limited time frame you're working with before the drive dies again, but it might be long enough. Also to it doesn't work all the time maybe about 50% of the time.

    My 40GB IDE drive got fried last night plugging in my power cord (I don't know why this happened?) so I'm going to try it and I'll report back my findings... Wish me luck!

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    I'd personally be very suprised if this did anything other than cause even more damage to your already bad harddrive. What would it accomplish? If the sectors are bad or a platter is off kilter, sticking the drive in the freezer won't do anything to fix that. This sounds too much like a joke article I read on BBSpot (Link here).
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    i think i will try that when i get home, maybe it will speed it up

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamey112
    i think i will try that when i get home, maybe it will speed it up
    I would rather dynk it in oil to make it run smoother...

    Good luck anyway, tell us if it works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Quote Originally Posted by jamey112
    i think i will try that when i get home, maybe it will speed it up
    I would rather dynk it in oil to make it run smoother...
    They've done that one too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Quote Originally Posted by jamey112
    i think i will try that when i get home, maybe it will speed it up
    I would rather dynk it in oil to make it run smoother...
    They've done that one too.
    /me goes and repairs his hard drive with grease
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    Wow, I picked a random example I seriously never thought anyone would open up a harddrive to rub it in with grease

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    The whole point of sticking it in the freezer is to thermal shock the drive head into action so you can have a percious few moments to recover your data. But as techieMoe said it wont fix any bad platters or severley damaged heads.

    I thought if you open up the drive, the magntic stuff on the platters would oxidise thus rendering the drive fully useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    Quote Originally Posted by jamey112
    i think i will try that when i get home, maybe it will speed it up
    I would rather dynk it in oil to make it run smoother...
    They've done that one too.
    What a waste of a hard-drive.
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    Someone has qouted someone quoting a quote here. This is worrying.

    I doubt the platters would oxidise - my hard drive isn't perfectly sealed, and it still works fine.

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