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80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#1 Post by irus » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:56 pm

my hard drives (HTS548080M9AT00) head wont work right so i will be doing some hdd surgery.

im looking at buying this which is the right model http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hitachi-Travels ... SwgQ9VrGDP

will this be ok to use for swapping a platter or head from HTS548080M9AT00? which is my current drive.

issue is that is showing 600mA but my drive is showing 1.0A and the cyl count is different. the drive i have shows 16383 where as the one on ebay shows 1683.. looks like a typo?
ebay drive also has a 1 star rating so that makes me wonder.

if platter size or head type are standard then i might order this one below it has better rating and fresher manufacturing date. but the model number is not a match.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hitachi-Travels ... rkt%3D1%26

which one to go for?
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Re: 80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#2 Post by Cigarguy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:57 pm

Why bother swapping platter? Why not just swap old HDD with new?

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Re: 80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#3 Post by irus » Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:58 pm

Cigarguy wrote:Why bother swapping platter? Why not just swap old HDD with new?
i have data on it. not backed up.

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Re: 80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#4 Post by Cigarguy » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:01 pm

You might as well kiss the data goodbye. Backup, backup, then backup the backup.

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Re: 80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#5 Post by irus » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:03 pm

Cigarguy wrote:You might as well kiss the data goodbye. Backup, backup, then backup the backup.
its important data a dozen or so family pics. platter swap isnt so difficult. im just looking for the right match.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hitachi-Travels ... SwgQ9VrGDP

or

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hitachi-Travels ... rkt%3D1%26

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Re: 80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#6 Post by thinkpadcollection » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:51 pm

Send the drive in to data recovery service. I won't tell why about platter thing.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection

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Re: 80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#7 Post by irus » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:54 pm

thinkpadcollection wrote:Send the drive in to data recovery service. I won't tell why about platter thing.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection
i would send it but its in thousands. might as well try to have the head swapped or platter swapped.

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Re: 80GB travelstar platter swap advice

#8 Post by thinkpadcollection » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:33 pm

The reason is truth: this process will not do what you wish to hear is platter with magnetic imprinted on will now be off center also unreadable due to dust. There are about 1,000 tracks or so for a 80GB.

There is another solution send the drive or circuit board only to have certain items transferred to good circuit board and programmed.

Just don't brother on yourself. The value of this photos is priceless, and recovery is worth it. I do not erase on some of memory cards for camera and also transfer to good quality memory sticks.

Cheers, thinkpadcollection

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