I don't know what to make of this... The delivery driver put my hard drives... In the fridge?! Because the box says new egg?!?!
Well here we go again.
I wonder if they are going to put my disk drives in the icebox this time. 🤔
@chuck I'm reminded of several times where I had to recover data off a dying HDD by putting it in the freezer.
@ieure @chuck I had to freeze a hard drive to recover data for a friend back in 2014. I left the hard drive in the freezer while I pulled data. It did actually work and I was able to recover everything important:
@chuck This is hilarious, but despite the "freeze the drive to recover data" trick I'm worried about moisture.
Also what's in the styrofoam cooler? Is it a human heart? I'm guessing human heart.
@coolpowers no clue my dude. I can only guess organs, but it's been in that delivery fridge for 2 weeks now. whomever the package is for is either long deceased or extremely patient on their transplant.
i'm hoping the vaccume sealed bags are the trick for keeping the drives moisture free. we'll find out, because i'm slapping them on a SAS card as we speak
@chuck Listen carefully because this is Very Important:
⚠️ Do NOT - under _any_ circumstances! - succumb to the temptation of installing the human organs instead of hard drives ⚠️
@chuck IIRC every sealed drive I’ve gotten like that has also had a small bag of desiccant inside to remove moisture.
@chuck I'd suggest defrosting your new eggs at room temperature for about an hour before consuming them.
@chuck silly little thing -- we used to put dying drives that were having trouble starting in the freezer to cause the metal to contract -- worked more often than not using the freezer on same drives -- spin them, grab whatever we could, harvest cool magnets. :-)
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