Originally Posted by nooboc2012
I once put my HD in the freezer after getting the clicking sound of death. It didn't work but it was dead anyways so idk.
Putting a drive into the freezer is one of the worse things you can do.
1) The drive is not sealed (that hole on the drive that says "Do not cover" is actually a hole used for equalizing pressure outside the drive as it spins. That is why you get head crash at levels above 10000 feet. There isn't enough air to act as an air bearing to "float" the heads above the platter's surface), so putting it into the freezer will cause condensation inside the drive. This will lead to even worse damage.
2) The click of death is used caused by either a bad pre-amp chip on the armature, fowled heads/failed heads, or bad media. Also can be caused by a failed board on the hard drive.