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    So we had this Hard Drive that was not legible until we put in the freezer for awhile. We were then able to buy a few minutes and get off the data we needed before it chumped out completely.

    So what is it that makes the drive work at freezing when it won't work at room temperature?
    Does the cold slow it down making it able to read,or does the contraction of the parts due to the cold work some magic juju or what?

    If you know, pleeeze tell me!
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    When the fridge light goes out the little faries come and put the pixie dust on the HDD to let it run for another 5 minutes.

    There ya go.


    To be honest - I haven't a damn clue.

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    Cold makes things contract--can break a motor or bearing freeze to get you going until things heat up and expand again.
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    I'd have to agree with sowolu on that one. My HD when I got it told me to wait till it got to room temperature before using it. So like you said I guess. You were running it on borrowed time.
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    "Fairies", heh heh.
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