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Jared":1xcseuxm said:In my experience, 95% of the time those Seagate drives have the scratches in the middle or the inner edge not the outer. Looks like it's a just an extended parking ramp to lift the head before it reaches the outer tracks. So I can't see why it wouldn't work in cases where the heads crashed at the very edge and scratched the outside edges.
Usually, I've found that just cleaning everything really good before putting the replacement heads in is usually the key.