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Old 10-06-2005, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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it was the HD the bad news is it was a backup drive i gotta find a way to get it to read 1 more time or i lost alot of files will have to get alot of cd-r's to back it up thanks for all the help
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Try putting it in a freezer bag and freezing it for an hour. Sometimes that will get you a final hoorah...
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Trotter: I have seen you post that before. I have always wondered how that might give it its "Final Hoorah" ?
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I picked that tid-bit up from Computer Shopper magazine, in an article about worst case computer scenarios.

I haven't had to try it myself. Something about the cold and the metal of the disks.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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this is gunna be interesting.
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Old 10-06-2005, 08:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well....... now i have an idea when one of mine fail....
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The bad news is, "I just lost a 500GIG HDD full of DATA"...

The good news is, "I just saved a ton of money on my car insurance by switching to geico..."
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my network admin at school actually heard of the freezer trick and has used it a few times, i had to try it on a HDD for one of my english teachers but it didnt work so i guess it depends on its condition...
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:48 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yea id say so....... If its like burned up (black burn marks) then i doubt the trick would work, but normal wear and tear it might work....
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Freezer trick only works if the drives stuck in park.
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