Thank you, Admin. Where are some tests of 2.5" HDD side by side, with graphs of heat and noise production? **** Based on your title .... you are more "in the loop" than myself. So this is just opinion: "since it is incredibly expensive." That is just a rumor. The people who own the tools to recover have to stay in business. Back before the invention of perpendicular magnetic fields, people would literally move the platter to a new device. Then in the earth 2000's someone developed record players with a laser, to read the fields. My Samsung P3 read and recover warranty was perhaps $10 a year for 3 year (About ~$30?). > Back in the day when the PS2 came out i visited this site .... I was young and heard of Fluid Dynamic Bearings from a Maxtor presentation. Based on the entirely false presentation from Maxtor that they were first to use this technology I recommended Maxtor FDBD to Sony before the Playstation 2, was released. I did not know Seagate was first and ran coolest = quietest. (Again i am not an employee of Sony, but to troubleshoot the issue i searched around, and found this website. It listed the thermal characteristic of various HDD. [Gee, wish i had been aware of who invested fluid bearing, and any resources that listed the thermal performance, as embedded and devices in homes without A/C are much different than the Meat Deli's most people work in.] Mister Kevin OBrien, Where may i find tested charts or graphs of 2.5" HDD compared side by side with Temperatures? My HDD from 1997 still run and work perfectly fine. But I do need tape backup solution. ~ >_> Thank you. Personal story; > in the 1990's I had a Ford Escort hatchback from the 1980's, Funny thing: Even when the battery was disconnected and reconnected, i would turn on the old push button radio, with SRAM (requires power) stations, and the stations would still be there because the magnetic fields were so old they had hardened the data stored to them. A device that is kept clean and not de-fragged will last longer, and store better than moving around. Experienced Perspective; We should back up data as if, Some Religion wants all the world's history moved to digital, as they use home microwaves rigged as parabolic transmission devices to cause the destruction or data loss of the world's greatest wisdom and first hand experience, as well as the destruction of research that might contradict lies the tell for a Metal Tithe which their Son Hero came on to Holy Ground and used violence to ban from the price of a White/ Vati, Canus/"Dog" Temples on Hills to plan war. (search the 1599 & 1560 Bible on www.bilbegateway.com for "Dog", to learn the truth.) Always pretend each time data moves you need magnetic cores on the lines to impair field induction and detect interruptions in the electro motive transmission of digital information. My current level, is only the use Cat 6 Shielded. So i try not to move data. Best wishes. Please champion M-Disc and send email asking for it to be certified as DVD-M and Blu-ray M. Data needs life.