sometimes freezing the drive helps though. but that too is risky and I dont know the exact details about how to do it heh
NOT FOR THE CLICK OF DEATH, Sorry
FYI I have used freezing twice . It seems to only help non click of death drives that spin up, but can not read any data. The not reading any data is not because of bad electronics, but have theories that it is mechanical and the freezing causes maybe bearings to contract, who knows
I have frozen 3 drives 2 I got data off of. Once the drive thaws it is no longer good.
do a dry run ( w/o freezing) first , running from the frig with the drive to the pc and hook up like for real. Make sure any jumpers are set, bios is set to boot from floppy, cdrom ...or ? .I like to disconnect all on the secondary ide and connect the drive to clone to , no jumpers to set, the freezer pop HD goes on the primary ide chanell. Both that I saved data from I used Ghost from a floppy. As soon as the HD thaws it starts slipping into worst and worst. When the water doplets start forming it is close to all over. I figure 5-8 minutes from frig to no read. Wrap the hd up with plastic in the frig, use rubberbands so it is easy to ubwrap.