WTB Need WD 640AAKS drive or its working pcb


Harpy.eagle

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Hi guys,

I need working drive or its pcb to recover data from my old dead drive. I suspect its pcb is the culprit which went kaput due to corrosion over time.

I am from Pune, Mumbai (thane). If anyone dont mind letting me borrow their drive or pcb or wish to sell, please let me know.

stamping on pcb is '2060-701537-003 REV A'.

And drive model is WD6400AAKS - 00A7B0

Tks.
 

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Can I Switch Out My Hard Drive’s Printed Circuit Board?
There is an extremely common misconception that hard drive PCBs are interchangeable among certain models (for instance, that Hitachi Travelstar drives have identical circuit boards). While this was true for early hard drives, all modern disks use drive-specific microcode. This allows for excellent dependability, fast read/write speeds, and generally better performance for high-capacity hard drives.

However, it prevents end users from switching out failed circuit boards. Even if you attempted to transplant your hard drive’s original firmware chip onto a new, identical board, you could cause problems that would permanently destroy your files.
 

Harpy.eagle

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Tks for the info. But what other option I have? Neither I know good people to repair the pcb nor I wish to spend exorbitant amounts for data recovery.

Though my data is extremely important for me. So don't want to give it up without trying.