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Jared

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I feel like the newer the drives get, the less DCM even matters. Half the time, all I'm matching now with newer WDs is a close date.

Impressive that one 16 months off like that was compatible.
 
Patient WD5000BMVW-11AMCS2 30 may 2012 Malaysia DCM T2 HM: 01 01 01
Donor WD7500BPVT-24HXZT1 03 jul 2011 Tahiland DCM TJ HM:01 01 01 01

%100 compatible. Data recovered %100
1st donor. I was sure that It would be compatible with my donor sellecting algorithm
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akozdemir

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Patient: WD3200BEVT-26A23T0 18 NOV 2010 Thailand DCM HHCVJABB
Donor: WD3200BPVT-80ZEST0 21 MAR 2011 Malaysia DCM HHMTJHB

The customer tried to repair the hard drive himself. He opened it and lost a few screws.
But we got a good result.
 

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Jared

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Patient: WD3200BEVT-26A23T0 18 NOV 2010 Thailand DCM HHCVJABB
Donor: WD3200BPVT-80ZEST0 21 MAR 2011 Malaysia DCM HHMTJHB

The customer tried to repair the hard drive himself. He opened it and lost a few screws.
But we got a good result.
Jamaica and Jamaica 4K families. Not surprising they are cross-compatible. I've been keeping a list of cross-compatible heads families here on this thread: https://www.data-medics.com/forum/threads/cross-compatible-wd-families.1535/
 
Orion family IDE.
15 months differences.
Accepted HSA. Recovered %100

It was hard to find this donor. I have tried with 1200BEVS (Aries) before . Aries and Orion not compatiable .
 

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I have a WD7500BPVT, I have used 3 donor. There is weird stratching noises sometimes. Sometimes head tickling as dead head. I had to image in this condition . Because drive had opened before in another DR attempt. Modules overwirited. So much bad area in SA. I dont want to touch SA. till imaging %70 .( Risky . I know. ) and 3 hdd died.

Now using 4th donor head. I have tested SA modules. Ofsetted some bad modules to good area (MTR offset option . This option not work properly. Trying to read modules from bad area. Its dangereous. And writing this module to new adress. You have to open it and change with a good one. Lucky to copy1 modules were good. Used them). And weird stratching noise gone now.
 
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