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Re: Freezing HDD [message #339101] Sat, 11 March 2017 20:29 Go to next message
Kris Tilford is currently offline  Kris Tilford
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On Mar 11, 2017, at 12:42 PM, Alex Ander <photofan@gmail.com> wrote:
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> The hard drive on my PM 5300 looks like it has failed. Is there any truth that freezing the drive might restore it or is it one of those myths?

I had success once, and failure twice, freezing a bad HD.

I also had a HD that overheated very quickly, I was able to run an air hose from a compressor into my house, and start with ‘cold’ (not frozen) HD with air blasting over it. I was able to copy all the data off the HD before it died from heat, and it would always quit working in only 10 minutes without the air cooling blasting over it.

Failing HDs need to be copied ASAP and trashed, they can’t be saved, only the data on them can be saved.

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Re: Freezing HDD [message #339102 is a reply to message #339101] Sat, 11 March 2017 20:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bruce Johnson is currently offline  Bruce Johnson
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> On Mar 11, 2017, at 6:29 PM, Kris Tilford <ktilford1@cox.net> wrote:
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> Failing HDs need to be copied ASAP and trashed, they can’t be saved, only the data on them can be saved.
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Well you can save some cool and useful magnets, shiny disks and various chunks of aluminum from them, too 8-P

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Re: Freezing HDD [message #339105 is a reply to message #339102] Sat, 11 March 2017 21:01 Go to previous message
Clark Martin is currently offline  Clark Martin
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I’ve got a large collection of drive magnets and disk platters from the many drives I have disassembled over the years.

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> On Mar 11, 2017, at 5:32 PM, Bruce Johnson <johnson@Pharmacy.Arizona.EDU> wrote:
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>> On Mar 11, 2017, at 6:29 PM, Kris Tilford <ktilford1@cox.net> wrote:
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>> Failing HDs need to be copied ASAP and trashed, they can’t be saved, only the data on them can be saved.
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> Well you can save some cool and useful magnets, shiny disks and various chunks of aluminum from them, too 8-P

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