One boiled hard drive, coming up!
Now this idea is definitely more wacky than that of wrapping your Xbox 360 with a towel so that the motherboard will warp back to its original position after overheating. One dude from Mandible Games claims that heating up his drive expanded the misaligned heads within, and hence he was able to access his precious data within after running around like a headless chicken for a week. Ok, so I added the last bit in but you get the idea – this guy is wacky enough to perform a double boil procedure on his spoiled hard drive. At the end of the day, I’d say it would be better to purchase a backup solution instead.