TechARP added more myths to their HDD myth busting article, you can read it over here.
This guide was written in response to the numerous fallacies
about the hard disk drive that are still being propagated in many
As you read through this guide, you may think that some of these myths
may have been made up. We wished that was true. We collected these
myths from various discussions we heard or read over time.
So, let’s get down to basics and examine some of these common
fallacies or myths and debunk them!
Here are the changes in this update :
- Added Myth #51 on reviving a dead hard disk drive by hitting it on
the sides when it spins up.
- Added Myth #52 on rescuing data from a dead hard disk drive by
moving its platters to an identical "donor" drive.
- Updated Myth #26 with the theory on freezing hard disk drives that
cannot spin up and statements from John Christopher, Senior Data
Recovery Engineer at DriveSavers about this myth.