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Originally Posted by cdoublejj;11685639 
Gosh dang it, you know what i mean comm on open air i don't know of many hermetically sealed homes? open unfiltered air

Sorry matey.... I can't tell the tone of voice by your typing! smile.gif

No offence meant, fellow OCN'er!

I guess I am just an habitual Pedant biggrin.gif

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About 10-12 years ago, I had a drive I dropped on the floor and started making screeching noises. I threw it in the freezer overnight. The next day I hooked it up and I was able to pull some data off of it before condensation killed it completely. I never opened it until after it was totally fried. The cold of the freezer shrinks the metal slightly and allowed it to read without crashing into the head, but some files were still lost even before it failed completely.

Around the same time I had another drive I didn't care about so I opened it up and then booted up to Win98 (the OS of choice at the time lol). Right about the time I hit the desktop, the head "screamed" at me and the system BSOD'd. It was pretty entertaining. During my autopsy of this drive, I never saw the particle that caused the read/write head crash. It must've been a spec of dust or something.

Anyway, didn't mean to ramble on for a bit, but thought you might find my experiences useful in some way. And +1 to newphase. I didn't realize there were filters on these things! Learn something every day...
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I remmember 7 years ago,i opened my hdd just to look at it how it spins.
I smoked around the hdd.The hdd didin't fail till i got a new pc with sata ports and i cutted the hdd with an axe,now it's standing up on my shelf,it was a maxtor 80 Gb.
Edited by fonzye - 12/17/10 at 5:01pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cdoublejj;11685952 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FApWWcxY94&feature=related

Myth confirmed:thumb:.
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Close it up, place it in zip lock bags, freezer for an hour or two.
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Here is a picture of the drive. There's scratches all over the platter. Even if I hadn't opened it, I believe that makes it totally unusable.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wut_the_phuk;11686112 
Here is a picture of the drive. There's scratches all over the platter. Even if I hadn't opened it, I believe that makes it totally unusable.

Wow that thing looks like the brake rotor on an old Ford F-250! Take it to the auto parts store and see if they'll "turn" it like a rotor? biggrin.gif
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post #29 of 31
i think you need to bake it.
    
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LoL @ turn it and bake it. I assume it was out of warranty, so that sucks.
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