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BUt yeah, as for the Info... its my dads... not sure... When the HDD thaws out and stopes working... can i try it again.. or is it lost?
Yep, but if the drive is damaged internally the more usage it gets the faster it will decline in performance until it will no longer work.

Overnight might be a bit much, I've never gone longer than 4 hrs in the freezer.
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Hmm it was 1 hr? I was gona do it overnight heh.
Several hours is fine.

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BUt yeah, as for the Info... its my dads... not sure... When the HDD thaws out and stopes working... can i try it again.. or is it lost?
How important is the data? You might want to go to a data recovery center if it's extremly significant. Otherwise try the freezer method. Mind you though, the data rec center will charge a pretty penny.
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I usually leave em in the freezer overnitght
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