Reviving old hard drives

From: chris <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 15:10:36 2004

>The speculation has been that the metal contracts when frozen and releases
>stuck bearings, this has always seemed an
>'Odd' explanation as the bearings and races should contract at the same rate
>assuming similar materials.

Surface to mass differences should allow one to cool faster, and although
both may in the end shrink to the same size, one should shrink quicker,
and the initial shrink may be all that is popping it free.

I'm not saying that is why the trick works... I'm just pointing out some
validity in the plausible nature of the idea.

Received on Thu Dec 30 2004 - 15:10:36 GMT

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