Dispelling the Myth: Freezer Based Hard Drive Data Recovery. Before professional in-lab data recovery, those confronting failed or troubled hard drives often try a variety of methods to get their data back. We recommend weighing the value of the data and the consequences of its permanent loss before attempting anything that could harm the platter surfaces of your hard drive.
Here, Scott Holewinski shows how putting a hard drive into the freezer can permanently prevent you from recovering data from your hard drive.
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