Can anything be done to get data out of a dead SATA drive, the drive won't even show up on the list of drives when booting the computer?
The drive was never backed-up. It was an external home-grade MyBook used at an SMB as "storage".
After prying-it open, I tried the freezer trick, and IT WORKS! (you just need to be patient)...
We were able to recover 100% of the data.