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Old 09-09-2006, 10:36 PM   #1
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Alright everyone has had a harddrive that clicks and made noise untill it just died. I have a hard drive that only clicks when I try to install somthing (windows,java,mozzila,linux,whatever) . I have heard that you can put your hard drive in a normal freezer, just put it in for like an hour or so and then plug it in and the click should stop and then it should last for a few hours. So I put the hard drive in my freezer for like 4-5 hours and then notice its all icy and then once I plug it in and it starts running warming up and its wet I was not sure if was going to short out or somthing but I hung in there and tried to install linux. and it gets farther than it did and then i hear the clicking. Has any one heard of this freezing hard drive? or anyway to fix a clicking hard drive?
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thanks for that article i didnt think of putting it in for longer ill let you guys know if it works.
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Alright everyone has had a harddrive that clicks and made noise untill it just died. I have a hard drive that only clicks when I try to install somthing (windows,java,mozzila,linux,whatever) . I have heard that you can put your hard drive in a normal freezer, just put it in for like an hour or so and then plug it in and the click should stop and then it should last for a few hours. So I put the hard drive in my freezer for like 4-5 hours and then notice its all icy and then once I plug it in and it starts running warming up and its wet I was not sure if was going to short out or somthing but I hung in there and tried to install linux. and it gets farther than it did and then i hear the clicking. Has any one heard of this freezing hard drive? or anyway to fix a clicking hard drive?
Consider this: Metal and wet will eventually equal to rust, which is not wanted. It will also short. Freezing the HDD won't really do it. The fact of a clicking HDD is that air between handle and disk being gone. The hand will be magnetised and damage will occur.
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Well I would figure that he IS replacing that drive but doesnt want to loose any info, so that damaging that drive in the long run wont matter.
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Well I would figure that he IS replacing that drive but doesnt want to loose any info, so that damaging that drive in the long run wont matter.
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There's only one thing: If you have a firmware corrupted HDD, like one of mine, freesing it won't do anything. The only last hope is flash the firmware.
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i've never heard about that before. what person thought of the idea of putting a hard drive in the freezer anyway?
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