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Jared

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OK, so here's an odd one I'm thinking of attempting.

Patient:
WD6400AAKS-65A7B2
DCM: HGRNNV2MAB
Date: 08 Jan 2010

Donor:
WD5000AAKS-75A7B2
DCM: HHRNHV2MGB
Date: 05 Jul 2009

I know it's a smaller capacity donor, but same headmap, same preamp rev & vendor, the micro jogs for the head I actually need to work is very close, and it's about 1/6 the price of the closest match I can find of the same capacity model (which isn't even very close).

What do you guys think my chances are?
 

Jared

Administrator
Staff member
Still waiting on quote approval from customer. Not killing any donors until I at least have that in the bag.
 

Jared

Administrator
Staff member
Update: Guess we'll never know. After leaving it powered on overnight imaging the three good heads, head 1 is now reading data at full speed. Maybe just needed to warm up for a while. Perhaps it was still frozen from the last guy who had it :lol: .
 

Jared

Administrator
Staff member
Here's one I just did today that worked:

Patient:
WD10JMVW-11AJGS2 - My Passport USB
DCM: HHKTJHN
Date: 01 Jul 2015
Country: Malaysia

Donor:
WD10JPVX-22JC3T0 - SATA Laptop Drive
DMC: HHKTJBK
Date: 25 Jul 2015
Country: Malaysia

ID'd right away and is imaging from all heads (just one slow one).
 

w.simon

Moderator
Here a few of those i made :

PATIENT
DONNOR USED

WD20EURS-63S48Y0 25-mars-12 WMAZA7803616 HHRNNT2MAB 0S0147583 THAILAND
WD20EARS-22MVWB0 03-avr-11 WCAZA6172119 HANNNTJMAB 7M01V61W2 THAILAND

WD20EZRX-00DC0B0 25-déc-12 WMC300857798 HGRNNVJMG 5Z09Z0TX7 MALAYSIA
WD20EFRX-68AX9N0 04-oct-12 WMC300422369 HGRCKVJMG 2G0610TS2 MALAYSIA

WD10JMVW-11AJGS3 28-déc-13 WX41AB398347 HBKTJHBB 9A34JBBG8 THAILAND
WD10JPVX-75JC3T0 26-mai-13 WX61A43E3560 HBKTJHBB EJ06C4B33 THAILAND

WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5 26-mai-12 WXD1C2275556 HBMT2BBB 7Z55S2RM5 THAILAND
WD10TPVT-00U4RT1 26-mai-11 WX81A41K3264 HBMTJBBB KU16448RM THAILAND

WD10EADS-00L5B1 08-oct-09 WCAU4D770032 HHNNNT2MAB THAILAND
WD10EAVS-00D7B1 26-mars-09 WCAU48764443 DHRNNT2MFN THAILAND

WD10TMVW-11ZSMS5 26-oct-11 WXG1A9120515 HBMT2HNN 2Z51S97M0 THAILAND
WD10TPVT-00U4RT1 26-mai-11 WX81A41K3264 HBMTJBBB KU16448RM THAILAND

WD5000BMVW-11AMCS4 09-juin-12 WXC1E32AMTD8 EH0T2HB AA4DM3RCM MALAYSIA
WD5000BPVT-22HXZT3 10-mars-13 WX31E13U3851 SH0TJHB UH35X1FZ3 MALAYSIA

WD5000LMVW-11CKRS0 30-oct-12 WX21A92P1238 HACTJBBB PC03K96R1 THAILAND
WD5000LPVT-22G33T0 28-oct-12 WX51A9207631 HHCTJBB 0G0339137 MALAYSIA

WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0 14-août-10 WX31A80E5050 HVNTJBBN EG05N8FW5 THAILAND
WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0 01-oct-10 WXA1A90N4524 HHNTJHB NA0209TR4 MALAYSIA

WD5000BMVV-11GNWS0 14-août-10 WX31A80E5050 HVNTJBBN EG05N8FW5 THAILAND
WD5000BEVT-22A0RT0 12-avr-10 WXA1C20N8253 EBNVJBB NA0502RR8 MALAYSIA

WD5000BMVW-11AMCS0 18-nov-10 WX81C90F8715 HANTJHB FA01M9RC8 MALAYSIA
WD7500BPVT-22HXZT1 05-nov-10 WXC1AA0N7920 HBCVJBBB NH12XA3Z7 THAILAND
 

Jared

Administrator
Staff member
Nice! Thanks for sharing. :D Are the top ones the patient and the bottom ones the donor?

Only reason I ask is I've heard some guys mention preferring the heads from Thailand over the others.
 

Jared

Administrator
Staff member
Here's another one from today:

Patient:

WD Enterprise Velociraptor
WD4500HLHX-01JJPV
DCM: EBCV2B
19 Feb 2011
Malaysia
Headmap: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4

Donor:

WD6000HLHX-01JJPV
DCM: EBCV2B
18 Mar 2011
Malaysia
Headmap: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Not much difference other than the capacity and extra head on the 600GB version. Imaged out at 100Mb/s, and this is the second time I'm using this same set of heads now.
 

Jared

Administrator
Staff member
Here's another one

Patient:
WD5000BMVU-11A08S0
DCM: HHCVJHBB
Date: 10 Apr 2009
Head Map: 0 1 2 3
Family: Dolphin (USB 2.0)

Donor:
WD5000BEVT-75ZAT0
DCM: HBCVJHBB
Date: 25 Jun 2009
Head Map: 0 1 2 3
Family: Mercury (SATA)

Imaged out most data at over 70Mb/s
 
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