08-12-2012 10:31 PM
I have a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1500 G Bytes in needed of a donor drive for data recovery. I have a few questions about what I should be looking for in a donor drive. My failed drive diagnosis shows the “read / write heads” stuck to the platters. I have enclosed an image of the hard drive taken in a clean room. My failed drive information:
From the above information what should be a match for a donor drive. I have been able to locate a similar drive but it does not match all of the criteria of my failed drive. I have found one drive that matches everything but the Firmware. Their Firmware is: CC1H and another with Firmware of CC4H. I also came across one that has a different Site Code. That Site Code is: SU.
So my questions would be will any of the drive work for what needs to be done or do I keep looking for an exact match? If you have any other suggestions I would be glad to hear them.
08-13-2012 03:12 AM
08-13-2012 09:11 PM
Thanks for the help. But the question I am looking to find an answer to is about the Firmware needed for a Head Stack Assembly replacement. Does the Firmware need an exact match? Could a Firmware: CC1H be used in place of a Firmware: CC3H? All other criteria are an exact match. So am I able to proceed that way?
08-14-2012 12:39 AM