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200 Ways to Revive a Hard Drive

200 Ways to Revive a Hard Drive

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This is a collection of over 200 ways to revive a hard drive.
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Below is a sample recovery of a hard drive from a server.


How do you bring a hard drive back to life?

My situation:
Half of a volume set goes south on a WinNT server, no good backup and an angry boss screaming about the data being mission critical.

My solution:
** A bit unorthodox but, it has saved my butt! **
Turn off the server.
Take out the failing hard drive and wrap a static bag around it.
Throw it in the freezer conveniently located in the break room.
Pray for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Leaving the hard drive in the bag, quickly plug the drive back into the server. (Just plug the in cables and go.)
Cross fingers, turn it on, and move all data off the drive as fast as you can! Then add a tape drive and start backing the dumb thing up!

My so-called logic:
Metal contracts when it is cold.... so the platters shrink and increase the clearance for the read/write heads.

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