Copying A Disk
pjh42 at pobox.com
Sat Jul 12 18:36:02 UTC 2008
Brian McKee has written on 7/12/2008 2:19 PM:
> On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> wrote:
>> Pete Holsberg wrote:
>>> sudo fdisk /dev/sdb
>>> Unable to read /dev/sdb
>> oops. Sounds like it's _really_ toasted.
> As a *last resort* - and don't expect it to work - Sometimes
> (have I put enough qualifiers in here yet?)
> put the harddrive in a ziplock bag with as little air as possible.
> Stick it in the freezer for at least a couple hours so it's completely
> Take it back out and try again - maybe with one of those gel cold paks
> on top if it to help keep it cold while you are using it.
> Twice now I've gotten quite a bit more data off a drive this way then
> when it was hot.
> Of course there's been another 4 or 5 attempts where this made no
> difference at all. So, YMMV...
Thanks. The drive which is not in any enclosure of any kind is cool to
the tough after being powered on all night.
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