Attempt at Tech Mythbusting
For an old disk I wrote a tool which imaged the disk after I froze it, and any read errors would be ignored and space would be reserved on the image so the blanks could be filled in during later processing. Rather than relying on the logical filesystem data it is better to extract the raw data and view this externally.
I will find this code and post it to my online repository.
My Attempt at Tech Mythbusting
youtube.com – After hearing about the wive’s tale of placing your damaged hard drive in the freezer to get it back to life, I thought I would give it a try.