> On 15/06/07, Niall O Broin <niall at magicgoeshere.com> wrote:
>>> freeze the bugger !
>> One caution - when you take the drive out of the freezer, let it
>> acclimatise for a few minutes,
>> I've used this trick a couple of time as well, and have always slapped
> the drive straight in out of the freezer, so I have an extra precious
> minute or two of very low temperatures.
>> Here's a tip that has helped me:
>> Put the drive in the freezer with an IDE / SATA (and power, if you
> have an short extender type) cable(s) attached and sticking out of the
> bag. Obviously, you need to seal the bag with tape or something around
> the cables.
>> This way, when you pull it out, you do not have to handle the drive;
> you can just plug the protruding cables into your box (or enclosure)
> and go.
>>COOL=good; HOT=bad; //that's why computers have fans (and I don't mean
Tried this too and it has worked for me, I use an IDE to USB adapter and
a USB extension cable
to get distance from the fridge to a working Linux box all data
recovered with dd and then get a
new drive dd back to the new drive, put new drive in laptop and get back
Try dry ice if you can get it ;-) best of luck!
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