Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:22 AM
I am trying to retrieve data from a 8 year old hard drive that has seen better days. It whines badly when started up. Usually with a hard drive that has the issues this ine has I throw it in the freezer in a zip lock bag for a couple of hours and that will keep it cold enough that it will run for a bit, and I can pull the data off before it shuts down again, but this is an old IBM hard drive, and they have issues that if they get below a certain temperature they won't run. As a result, I can freeze it, and they have to let it warm up a little, then have about a two minute window to pull things off the drive before I have to do it again. This isn't working, as some of these files are very large. Any ideas on how to get the info off?