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WD HDD Head Swap Experiences

Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:13 pm

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?

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Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:54 pm

personally, I'd go for it
especially
Jared wrote:Source of the post it's about 1/6 the price of the closest match...

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Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:16 am

worth to try , waiting for outcomes

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Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:17 am

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

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Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:17 pm

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: .

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Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:23 pm

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).

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Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:06 pm

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
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Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:51 pm

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.

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Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:11 pm

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.

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Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:05 pm

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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