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I know this is not something someone should do. Ive dont it before and it worked. I have a WD WD5000AADS - 00S9B0 I need to recover data from. PCB is fine. Heads got buggered and are not even. One thing I've done in the past is just swap the splatter/s over and recover some if not all data with little to no corruption. Im told do what I can on the cheap on this one(friend). Im having trouble finding a donor of this drive and was wonder what exactly is the different from say the blue WD5000AVVS or WD5000AAKS or any other I would be able to swap over the platter. Both drives will be discarded once done. This is just in hopes to get something back.
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The motor and heads may not be exactly the same. The controller may send a signal that is not scaled exactly correctly and then failure.

We are talking about 3-5 nano-meters as the margin of error.
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what I was thinking. I never put any attention in what was actually different in any of these drives. Guess Ill just have to get a new one same model to sacrifice.
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what I was thinking. I never put any attention in what was actually different in any of these drives. Guess Ill just have to get a new one same model to sacrifice.

You can always try.... smile.gif

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