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Old 09-09-2006, 11:24 PM   #11
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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?
george bush >.> <.<
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:28 PM   #12
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george bush >.> <.<
lol, you think he even knows what a computer is?
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Old 09-09-2006, 11:31 PM   #13
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nah. too old.
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #14
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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.
Freezing HD's is the #1 way of data recovery.

+ Hard drives contain virtually no steel, mainly aluminium / stainless steel.
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:16 AM   #15
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the longer you keep it in the ol' freezer, the longer you have to save your data :P
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Old 09-10-2006, 12:20 AM   #16
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Freezing HD's is the #1 way of data recovery.

+ Hard drives contain virtually no steel, mainly aluminium / stainless steel.
And stainless steel does NOT rust.
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:24 AM   #17
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Freezing your hard drives does not help recover data. All you're going to do is build up condensation which will just destroy the inside, even without opening it up.
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Freezing your hard drives does not help recover data. All you're going to do is build up condensation which will just destroy the inside, even without opening it up.
Which is why you put it in a ziplock bag.
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:45 AM   #19
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Hmm...never tried that. Good point. Thank you.
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Old 09-10-2006, 03:01 AM   #20
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george bush >.> <.<
Brilliant!! yep, just the sort of thing he would do, I believe there's a website on Bush's bloopers.
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