02-03-2010 01:45 PM
hi folks stumbled on this site and hopefully you will be able to help me.
i stupidly tried to put it in the external drive caddy and snapped the little pins.
i was wondering if i bought a new drive with of the same edition could i just swap the circuit board over??
im a dj and it has 5 years worth of music on it so i would really like to get the data back.
any suggestions are welcome, i dont know what firmware etc is
thanks in advance
02-07-2010 04:50 PM
In theory, yes you can, but it must be exact to work iirc, so it's no good using a board from say another same size drive if the model number isn't the same, i.e 500gb MHDD23456 will need one from another of the same, 500gb MHDD12345 will probably fail, and in future if it's vital data, store it on at least two drives, the average HDD dies after 5 yrs good use.
02-09-2010 05:52 PM
From what I read it won't work, it's not only the circuit board that can be effected, I think you've learned the harsh lesson this time, remember, if it's important don't rely on one drive, it's a quandry tbh, you can use multi HDD and hope it doesn't fail, or DVD which will dergede in time and become unreadable, most effective solutions I can offer are these.
HDD - Only spin it when required
DVD/CD - Keep them in a plastic box, not wallet, and out of the light, either way don't expect anymore than a 7 year lifespan.