I have been reading all that I can find about hard drive recovery and I have even gotten quotes from these companies that you have to be a millionaire to afford so, without any more mucking about I guess I am going to give the "freezer" method a try. My question is, what is the recommended procedure for this. Just stick the hard drive into a static free bag and leave it in the freezer for how long? I have read over night, two hours, a few hours? Can I get some feedback from some of you on your experience with this? Basically, my USB external hard drive makes about 4 clicks or so and then just stops spinning. When I go into Disc Utlitily it shows the GB size as having 1,000,000GBs. I cannot access the hard drive at all. So, with that being said and with the fact that I cannot afford to have some "white suited" alien dude work on my drive, I need to rely on drastic measures.