[ILUG-BOM] Data recovery on a crashed drive with Linux FS

Philip Tellis philip.tellis@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Sun Jan 21 00:14:51 IST 2007

Sometime on Jan 20, jtd assembled some asciibets to say:

> Find a similiar drive and replace the controller. It works many a
> times. Or deep freeze the drive. Grep the list. There is a thread
> where Philip has described the procedure in detail.

Use an air tight freezer bag, put the disk in, squeeze out as much air 
as possible, seal and freeze overnight.  Make sure you're ready to 
transfer the data out the next day.

When you take the drive out of the freezer, make sure it's dry. 
Sometimes moisture trapped in the bag condenses onto the metallic 
surface.  Dry what you can see, wait for a few minutes and plug it in. 
It should last a couple of hours after this.  This procedure cannot be 
used too often.


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