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Topic # 58975 24-Mar-2010 12:01
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Or I'd like to borrow it for a short time if you're in the Papatoetoe/Manukau/Auckland area.

My hard drive has failed. It's not even spinning up, so I think, after some research, that the logic board is the actual problem.

If anyone has a spare one for sale, or even one that you're using but don't mind if I take the logic board off just long enough to get my data off, I'd be eternally grateful. (box of beer in it for you for letting me borrow :O) Taking the logic board off will NOT void your warranty as it's on the outside of the drive and no seals need to be broken to take it off.

This one is the older drive with the 32mb cache, I don't think I can use the board from the newer 64mb cache version going by what I've read (but if anyone knows differently I'm all ears).

Mine has a manufacture date of 10 Sep 2009, and has 00S2B0 after the model #. I believe I need a drive that has that exact model #, but again, if anyone knows differently please let me know.

Please let me know if you can help! Thanks.





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  Reply # 310681 24-Mar-2010 12:26
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Can't help, but ... good luck!

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  Reply # 310786 24-Mar-2010 15:23
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Didn't have a backup of any important data on the drive?

Lesson learnt I hope!



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  Reply # 310792 24-Mar-2010 15:33
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Well, yes and no. I had it backed up to a partition on the same drive. Stupid now, in hindsight. But yes, lesson learnt. The hard way.




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  Reply # 311846 27-Mar-2010 12:30
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No one? Surely someone else has this drive?




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  Reply # 312042 28-Mar-2010 14:03
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Incidentally, this is a 3.5" internal hard drive.




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  Reply # 312763 30-Mar-2010 10:41
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As it would still be under warranty why not see if you can get a forward replacement? They should send you the same model drive as the replacement so it MAY work.

I have tried it with two drives brought at the same time in the past though and I am assuming because they have a very slightly different revision it did not work so could be a big ask to get exactly the same controller board.

Edit by the way the trade me guy is dreaming.. Ascent have it a lot cheaper and they are not the cheapest around.

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  Reply # 312823 30-Mar-2010 13:36
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He wants to recover the data though so RMA'ing it wouldn't be a good idea.

You'll probably have to buy a new drive same model OR take it to a forensic data recovery service.

I highly doubt anyone would be willing to risk their own drive being taken apart so you can use their logic board on your problem drive.

Such is life.

PS: Regular backups next time!

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  Reply # 312838 30-Mar-2010 14:04
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I did say forward replaceWink







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  Reply # 312841 30-Mar-2010 14:13
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Whoops missed that.

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