ck1_13 re: freezing a drive. Around 4 years ago a WD drive died on me, only I had not backed up some web site source code ( not really important but i like to keep all versions in-case errors had crept in so i could track what went wrong ). I had a disk that sort of spun up, but then spun down. Tried the freezer method, left the disk overnight in a bag with silicon gel in ito remove any Moisture, then froze for a day. After removing from freezer and allowing to return to room temp, tried to connect to PC. Totally dead would not even spin up. Based on this experience, never tried freezing again.