One of my hard drives on a RAID0 setup failed and I have basically nothing to lose. There's a trick that seems to be more than a myth that involves taking a hard disk, sealing it in a bag and freezing it. This is supposed to help revive the disk for a limited time in order to get data from it.
If this works what I'd like to do is clone the disk onto a healthy drive. Apparently, there's a Linux live cd out there that's been made specially for cloning. What I want to do is take the less time possible to get the cloning process going.
At the moment I'm thinking of opening up a PC, hooking up a healthy drive on a sata connector, getting the bad drive out of the freezer, hooking it up and then booting the computer from a cd.
This is where I need some advice. I've never done this before and would appreciate any advice on precautions I should take to maximize chances of data recovery. For example, should the hard drive be left to warm a bit before being powered up?