Your hard drive is playing up - should you stick it in the freezer?

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John Leonard takes a look around the data recovery centre at Kroll Ontrack

Your hard drive is playing up. Should you stick it in the freezer? This long-standing tech tip certainly sounds like a modern myth, but Robin England, senior research and development engineer at...

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