I don't know what to make of this... The delivery driver put my hard drives... In the fridge?! Because the box says new egg?!?!

@chuck I'm reminded of several times where I had to recover data off a dying HDD by putting it in the freezer.

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@ieure @chuck I had to freeze a hard drive to recover data for a friend back in 2014. I left the hard drive in the freezer while I pulled data. It did actually work and I was able to recover everything important:

penguindreams.org/blog/freezin

@djsumdog @chuck Yep. My high school computer lab teacher taught me that trick. He worked in the industry. Usually I could get stuff off them by freezing and then pulling data, but have had IDE cables snaked into the freezer before as well.

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