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Old September 28, 2011, 06:36 PM
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I'm learning towards the video's PoV at the moment. By the time many drives die their desiccant would have long been saturated with water vapor. At that point freezing the drive and bring it back to room temperature would cause the silica gel (likely desiccant) to release moisture to both the inside and outside of the drive, thus causing condensation on the cold platters.

If you're ever going to do this, chuck a bag of silica gel into the ziploc bag containing the HDD to reduce the humidity of the local air. You won't have a problem with condensation after. (Damn you AkG)
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