View Single Post
  #21 (permalink)  
Old September 28, 2011, 06:36 PM
Jackquelegs's Avatar
Jackquelegs Jackquelegs is offline
Hall Of Fame
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Burnaby, BC
Posts: 2,584

My System Specs


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)
Intel Core i7 930 D0 4.2ghz, Corsair XMS3 6X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24, Xfire HD5870, Intel X-25M 34nm 80gb, Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W, Xonar D2X

E8400 4.0ghz, XFX 780i, Mushkin XP2 PC-6400, Antec Earthwatts 750W

Reply With Quote