Need how-to info on swapping parts on identical hard drives.

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  1. Graham

    Graham OT Supporter

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    I have two 150gb Raptors that are identical in all the series numbers.

    The bad drive had been making a d-d-d-d-d-d-d kind of sound when it was getting the start command, but never spooling up completely.

    So I need some idea of what exactly I should replace.
    Everything except the platters?
    Is there a shit ton of parts in there?

    I've got the T8 torx head screwdriver that it takes.
     
  2. thekraft

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    You don't, you replace the drive.
     
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    If I were going to try what you are asking (which I wouldn't because the likelyhood of fucking up both drives to too high) I would swap everything except the platters and the seek head.
     
  4. Graham

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    I was trying to do data recovery.

    But I took the lid off, and the drive must have gotten bumped hard while it was running, because there's a groove in the platter from the reading head.
    So from what I understand, it's junk.

    Not too much of a loss, I had just backed shit up a week or so before it died.

    Still annoying though.
     
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    Since the platter has a groove on it might as well toss it in the trash.
     
  6. Graham

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    :werd:

    While I was at it though, I pulled out the neodymium magnets.

    Even as thin as those are, they're still strong enough to smack pretty hard.

    :eek3:
     

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