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A possible way of getting data off a dying hard disk
Authored by: monday1313 on Nov 01, '06 07:20:25PM

a data forensics guy i know said to actually put the disk in the fridge and let it cool so that the metal contracts and the disk will hopefully work long enough to get the critical data off it...i know a guy who actually did this and he said it works...

i myself haven't had the pleasure...



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A possible way of getting data off a dying hard disk
Authored by: yubbie2 on Nov 01, '06 08:16:17PM

I've done the freezer trick twice - once with an iPod, once with an iBook. Both times just wrapped it in a towel and tossed it in the freezer for an hour or two.

100% data recovery, both times, with no side effects. Of course, I could have just been lucky. So be careful.

However, it's a great party story to tell...



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