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:

@djsumdog @chuck Yep. My high school computer lab teacher taught me that trick. He worked in the industry. Usually I could get stuff off them by freezing and then pulling data, but have had IDE cables snaked into the freezer before as well.

@chuck This is strictly speaking better than the alternative.

@chuck hot tips to keep your SSD as cool as it can be

@bcallah i'm annoyed, amused, and baffled at all of this. Is this even real life 😂

@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 ⚠️

@coolpowers 🤔 .... *slowly backs away in the direction of the delivery room*

@chuck IIRC every sealed drive I’ve gotten like that has also had a small bag of desiccant inside to remove moisture.

@chuck it's the new hard drive cooling system. just put them in a fridge.

@chuck old mate here is living in a Quantum computing world already 😂

@chuck I'd suggest defrosting your new eggs at room temperature for about an hour before consuming them.

@chuck who doesn't buy their eggs online, after all?

@chuck Wait, how does the delivery driver have access to the fridge?

@chuck the driver probably didn't want your sectors to go bad!

@chuck at least they didn't put them in the freezer. That would raise a *lot* more questions!

@chuck At least you know he handled your harddrives carefully

@chuck Gives new meaning to putting things into cold storage.

@chuck cold storage

oh my god I hope nobody's said this yet

@chuck (Unrelated: I hope you saw the news about NewEgg leaking customer financial info recently)

@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. :-)

@chuck I should hope so. I'd hate for your new egg drives to spoil.

@chuck That's obnoxious. Hopefully they weren't damaged by condensation.

@chuck This was worth leaving the necro thread stuff to just happen
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