| Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 10:01:54 +0100
| From: Nick Murtagh <nickm at go2.ie>
| codefoundry at gmail.com wrote:
| > [ The first thing data recovery companies ] do is cool the drive, and
| > set up an environment to try and run it as cool as possible while
| > attempting an aquisition. Leave it for 24 hours and try again, you'll
| > be very surprised.
| Which may in fact be a bad idea:
| "In fact, there is a clear trend showing that lower temperatures are
| associated with higher failure rates. Only at very high temperatures
| is there a slight reversal of this trend."
I haven't read the report (yet!), but the quote above
doesn't surprise me, assuming they are talking about
nominal operation: Drives run in rather hot enclosures.
Ergo, the drives are (probably) _designed_ (nowadays)
to run (better?) at those typically encountered “hot”
temperatures. Whilst that (admitted speculation) does
not mean they wouldn't run at (as well?) at lower
temperatures, it is suggestive ....
.... and may not apply to non-nominal operation, such
as the last-chance data-recovery being discussed?
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