11-09-2009 10:50 AM
Hey guys. I was upgrading my system over the weekend and broke the data connector or one of my Seagate drives. I don't know the model information or firmware at this time. I do know that this drive was taken out of an external enclosure with a second identical drive.
My question is, how simple/reliable is it remove the logic board from the one drive and swap it with the broken one on the good drive. I know that in theory it should work, but I don't know if there is anything that I should be aware of before I make the attempt.
I believe that they are both 500GB Barracuda's, but I could be wrong on the name, I know the size is right. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
11-09-2009 11:37 AM
11-09-2009 12:09 PM
Thanks for the links. Some interesting reading there. As I said the damaged drive and the donner drive came from the same External Hard Drive Enclosure. They were bought as single drive in a Raid 0. I wanted them for internal drives. The price was right. So I'm hoping that the Logic Boards match.
I do have some basic soildering skills but I'm not sure if I would be able to remove and replace the chip you mentioned. Hopefully I'll be ok with just a board swap. I will post my results though.
11-10-2009 07:01 AM