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What thing will be put to freezeer?

Are both the hard disk and circuit board will be put in the freezer?

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Putting the hard drive in the freezer is an urban legend for reviving broken hard most cases it has only worked if the problem was a bad bearing on the drive hub. Freezing it would allow it to turn easy but only for a very short time, maybe enough time to retieve a few files if you were lucky. It does nothing for read/write head problems or bad sectors or corrupt files.

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