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Topic # 65221 31-Jul-2010 10:45
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Good morning all.

I am trying to locate either a new or a good used Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 80GB HDD, model number: ST380011A. I have one here that has a fried circuit board due to a blown power supply. I intend on removing the PCB off the known good drive, and fitting it to mine, in the hope that i can retreive the data off my old drive. I'm assuming the mechanicals are still OK, as the motor still runs. This one has the firmware version: 8.01 (I think this is important), and the one that I have was made in Thailand.

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Peter

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  Reply # 365317 9-Aug-2010 12:08
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I could supply you with this motherboard if still required. But please note: it is unlikely to work. All modern Hard Drives contain adaptive information stored on the platters and in the NVRAM. You can try it, but without the ability to get your adaptives and rewrite them onto the replacement board your chances of success are 3-5% (board swaps do sometimes work if the adaptives are close enough!!). PM me if you want more info.

 

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