Friday, April 28, 2006

Revive your failed hard drive by placing it in the freezer

This is a new for me as well, over the years as I have worked as a System Administrator, Network Administrator I have not come across this solution to revive a failed hard drive.
Over at Tech Republic they have a challenge for us the “Techie Community” is to try this method and see if it works.
  • One trick I have learned as a technician, when the problem is data-read errors off the platters themselves, is to freeze the hard drive overnight. It makes the data more 'readable,' but for a one-shot deal. If this data is critical, and you have a replacement hard drive (which, if it's a drive failure, you probably do), then you can hook up your frozen hard drive and immediately fetch the data off before it warms up.

Get IT Done: 200 ways to revive a hard drive

[via Lifehacker]


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