[kwlug-disc] Hard disk smartctl errors

Nickle, Brian brian at nickle.ca
Wed Apr 30 15:26:08 EDT 2014


I've used the freezer trick numerous times with great success.  I usually
run the drive while still frozen as I find they sometimes fail more
frequently as they heat up.

One thing to note if you plan to send the drive off to 3rd party data
recovery it is best not to freeze the drive as the condensation and
resulting ice can destroy data.

Brian
On 29 Apr 2014 23:46, "Khalid Baheyeldin" <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 9:04 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
>
>> To the hardware gurus out there ...
>>
>> I have a disk that was misbehaving for a while, and after a lot of
>> trying, I managed to get the (relatively unimportant) data off of it.
>>
>
> One more important point: The disk refused to work when I was attempting
> to recover the data. I put the disk in the a plastic bag in the freeze for
> over a day, then let it "thaw", and was able to get the data that way.
>
> So this trick does work ...
> --
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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