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WD HDD Head Swap Experiences

Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:42 pm

I think it might be nice to have a thread here for unusual head swap experiences that worked.

Here's mine from today:

Patient:
WD2500AAJS-75M0A0
DCM: HANNNT2CH
Date: 30 Aug 2009
Head map: 0, 1

Donor:
WD3200AAKS-00L9A0
DCM: HBRNHT2CGN
Date: 01 Nov 2009
Head map: 0, 1

Works perfectly and imaging at 35MB/s :D

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Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:06 pm

I wonder why/how you get to the step of testing such a different models.
What makes you go that way?
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WD HDD Head Swap Experiences

Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:33 pm

same family, same HM is not so diff.

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Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:22 am

pclab wrote:I wonder why/how you get to the step of testing such a different models.
What makes you go that way?


Was an expedited project and the donor was one I had in house already. Normally I might not have tried it, but because of the urgency, it was worth the risk of ruining a drive. Besides, in my estimation the correct factors did add up: Family, Headmap, Date, critical two digits of DCM. So I went for it.

I think it's worth keeping track of these experiences because it confirms which models are definitely cross compatible for heads.

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Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:43 am

Jared wrote:Source of the post critical two digits of DCM


is it the 2 digits after the T?


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Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:03 pm

In this case it was the T2 I was concerned about:

"HANNNT2CH"
"HBRNHT2CGN"

That's the really critical part. Normally though I'd try to match the NNT2 part, but it's not as critical.

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Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:10 pm

the only question I have is the job done ?
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Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:04 pm

Waoooo !! What a try !
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Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:27 pm

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