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Bankole Oladoja
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HDD Head Keeper Pro..

Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:55 pm

I was going through this from DDL.
That brings me to a question of how do you save your donor heads after successfully recovering data. Do you keep the head or do you leave it in patient's drive, and return to clients.
I usually feel it's useless to the client because the drive will never be stable for day to day use of the client.

What do you think ??
Oladoja Bankole
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HDD Head Keeper Pro..

Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:02 pm

I return them to the donor, where I can get the adaptives and drive details when needed. I wonder if they are made of static-dissipation material? I always thought that letting heads contact each was likely to damage the heads? I have to wonder about the wall full of HSAs on the website data recovery page.

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HDD Head Keeper Pro..

Sat Mar 19, 2016 6:07 pm

For a while I had some plastic trays I had picked up at the container store. They looked sort of like this: ... 714C525F59

But, quickly couldn't keep up with the number of heads out of their original drives. So now, I just put the original bad heads in the donor (leaving the spacers in place for easy removal. Then after imaging is complete with donor heads, I re-assemble the client drive and re-assemble / re-test the donor after to see if the heads are still good, and put it in storage for possible future use.

Though if the client heads are mangled, I may just put them aside until the project is done and I'm ready to re-assemble.

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HDD Head Keeper Pro..

Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:55 pm

Me too, after imaging is done, donor heads goes back to donor drive. Like Larry wrote , it is easy for later use.
It's better heads to stay in hdd inside and on the shelf, like this one in plastic container maybe if there is few same drives in waiting line for head replacement.

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HDD Head Keeper Pro..

Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:05 am

I also return donor heads back

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