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Should I get a replacement PCB for failed 3TB WD

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WD 3TB WD30EZRX

I got the drive this summer from NCIX, just to use for storage and throw away massive DVD collection. It was refurbished

The drive failed in Oct, but still worked a bit the last time i used it, but barely. Trying to copy stuff onto it or from it would take forever, it would slow down to just a few BYTES/sec, or maybe like 20 kB/sec, but still

And trying to have it retrieve info on the files in a folder...it would never finish really, just keep acting like it was searching.

But I have a lot of good stuff on there, about 75% full I think. Movies, documentaries, educational, porn, games, etc

I could buy a replacement PCB off ebay........what do u guys think, should that work ?

I'm using an even less reliable refrubed Seagate 3TB for the same thing, they only had like 200days of typical use or something pathetic like that.....I really want to stop using it
Edited by Kaltenbrunner - 1/15/14 at 5:50pm
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Anyone?

How often do the motors fry or the little bit of electronics on the head assembly?

The PCB is the most likely cause, its $48. I paid ~$115 for the refrub drive
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2x 128GB M4 sata3 3TB Seagate + 640GB WD black M550 512GB sata3 2x140mm SilverArrow 
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