[Coco] Need to know if I'm in safe waters here
random_rodder at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 3 08:27:16 EDT 2007
Yeah, I'm sure the condensation from thawing, both inside and outside the HD would play havoc with the drive electronics, not to mention the platters and R/W heads inside...
----- Original Message ----
From: Manny <cocolist at invigorated.org>
To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
Sent: Friday, August 3, 2007 3:46:40 AM
Subject: Re: [Coco] Need to know if I'm in safe waters here
Hex Star wrote:
> On 8/2/07, Briza <bpa65117 at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
>> So what ever happened to this? :)
>> What has happened is that I had a major Pc crash and my archive is sitting
>> on the crashed drive. Only just got my Pc up and running again. I had a
>> faulty IDE cable which caused this. replaced that. But no so sure I can
>> access the crashed drive.
>> I'll soon let other coconuts know If I'm successful.
> Ugh that sucks :(. Is the problem the drive isn't spinning? If so, you can
> freeze the drive in your freezer, thaw it and you may be lucky enough to get
> it spinning again temporarily ...
Briza, DO NOT FREEZE YOUR DRIVE! I researched this about a year or so
ago and it can cause (or lead to) all sort of other troubles that will
definitely thrash your data, not to mention the hardware in the drive.
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