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Old 02-07-2023, 08:31 AM
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Default Re: Data Recovery of a non-spinning external PT Hard Drive

One more "Hail Mary" for a spinning drive that doesn't spin; put the drive in a ziplock back and stick it in the freezer for 3-4 hours. I know everyone will think this is nuts, but it did work for me on 1 drive and allowed me to copy all the data. It did not work on 2 other occasions, but 1 out of 3 is better than none(and cheaper than $4K)
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Default Re: Data Recovery of a non-spinning external PT Hard Drive

I've had similar successes with USB sticks and iLok that have failed.... Just works long enough to recover licenses etc.
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Default Re: Data Recovery of a non-spinning external PT Hard Drive

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I've had similar successes with USB sticks and iLok that have failed.... Just works long enough to recover licenses etc.
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One more "Hail Mary" for a spinning drive that doesn't spin; put the drive in a ziplock back and stick it in the freezer for 3-4 hours. I know everyone will think this is nuts, but it did work for me on 1 drive and allowed me to copy all the data. It did not work on 2 other occasions, but 1 out of 3 is better than none(and cheaper than $4K)
.....this "technology" is very very really reassuring....

in what f..... hands are we ?
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Default Re: Data Recovery of a non-spinning external PT Hard Drive

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One more "Hail Mary" for a spinning drive that doesn't spin; put the drive in a ziplock back and stick it in the freezer for 3-4 hours. I know everyone will think this is nuts, but it did work for me on 1 drive and allowed me to copy all the data. It did not work on 2 other occasions, but 1 out of 3 is better than none(and cheaper than $4K)
This is an ancient but tried & true method of data retrieval from back in the day!
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