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A possible way of getting data off a dying hard disk
Authored by: Auricchio on Nov 01, '06 02:38:20PM

Yes to all of the above. I've done the rotating and operating in different orientations when recovering failing drives. Most of the time that stuff does the trick.

I haven't done the freezer trick, but I've used a small fan to cool the drive.

I wouldn't try moving a laptop into odd orientations, because the newer models have the Sudden Motion Sensor. This device will interfere with the drive operation by attempting to park the heads.

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