You could try a external enclosure or a usb to sata/ide adapter cable.
I just had a storage hard drive die on me, would not boot up and was clicking. I bought an external enclosure and put the drive in there and it read all the data on there. I was still able to transfer everything off of it.
Here is an example of the cable:
Here is an example of a enclosure:
If you do buy an enclosure, just make sure you get the right interface.
The good thing about the cable is you can connect about any type of drive and is cheaper.
EDIT: Does the drive in question have the OS on it?
When you freeze something, it shrinks it. It may shrink it enough to where there are no moving parts touching each other.