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wow. i learn something new everyday.

edit: OT: my dog loves ice, he be licking that thing in an instant.
Mine too
    
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post #12 of 19
LOL! So how does it spin when been frozen? Do you thaw it out of something I guess?
    
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post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Xavier1421 View Post
Dog lickin your harddrive? Gross!!!

Anyone who may attempt the insane approach to freezing a hard drive must settle with the fact that there is a very good chance it will not work.
It's not an insane approach, and it has worked often. Better than the chance if you don't anyways, which is 0.

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So how does it spin when been frozen?
I've never had a frozen hard drive have troubles spinning up, think mechanical with chemical lubricants, not water, or vegetables. How does a ski lift work at a ski resort without freezing?
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post #14 of 19
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It's not an insane approach, and it has worked often. Better than the chance if you don't anyways, which is 0.
I guess if it is frozen beforehand (meaning mechanically stuck, unable to spin) then yes, I guess you are correct. Anyone have personal experience in this area? (not the dog part, the freezer + HD part)
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post #15 of 19
Yes, as I've said before, in this thread, I have had great success with this method. And no, a spindle bearing worn, but still spinning means the spindle can wobble out of line with the heads and make it impossible to read the data. It's not only a solution for drives that fail to spin-up. When you freeze and tighten the tolerance on the bearings, the data tracks come back into alignment, allowing them to be read.
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post #16 of 19
I am going to try this next stuck HDD I get

I did try this with my sister's cat that got run over one time...but it failed to spin up again
    
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post #17 of 19
Wow this is the craziest thing i have ever heard...

And it is supposed to work?

I understand the reasoning behind it, but would have NEVER thought of this actually working.
post #18 of 19
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Like this?


I have heard of this as well... hopefully, you catch it before it dies. It is suppose to work on dying HDs, not dead HDs.
Why do I have the feeling you had that HDD in a bucket of water and froze it?

I thought you were only supposed to put it in the freezer as is not in water rofl.
     
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post #19 of 19
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I have heard of this as well... hopefully, you catch it before it dies. It is suppose to work on dying HDs, not dead HDs.
OMG I almost peed on myself after I saw this.
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