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Which tools do you use to check scratches on the platters?

Tue May 24, 2016 10:02 am

If there are scratches between the platters

(On the platters from the inside)
How can I check it without spend money a new donor drive?


Thanks.
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Which tools do you use to check scratches on the platters?

Tue May 24, 2016 12:16 pm

data recovery lab wrote:Source of the post Hello everyone..
I started a new data recovery lab
& I have a few questions


Hi , and welcome here

first of all why you think it could be scratches between platters if apparently no visible scratch in the front platter , the problem could some where else
can you describe your case and the tool you used ?

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Which tools do you use to check scratches on the platters?

Tue May 24, 2016 12:59 pm

See his post on HDDGuru for pictures of the kind of damage he is talking about. I don't know of any borescope small enough to fit between platters, and looking from the side, the depth of field at that magnification makes it virtually impossible without the lens inserted between the platters.

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Which tools do you use to check scratches on the platters?

Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:32 am

Hi

Maybe something like this could help?!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/5m-6LED-Androi ... ix-yi9BlXA

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Which tools do you use to check scratches on the platters?

Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:53 am

I have seen a video made using a tool prototype for inspecting between the platters and it seems to work really well. I'll inquire about permission to post it.

Permission granted (Thanks, Nikola!). Here is what the tool shows, inspecting a scratch between platters.
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Which tools do you use to check scratches on the platters?

Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:31 pm

I've got some small mirrors that I use (I actually cut them myself from glass HDD platters :lol: ). But, most often if there's any serious scratches on any platters you'll see some signs of the black dust in the air filter or on the top cover around the gasket. But, regardless, it's usually impossible to inspect the underside of the bottom platter w/o removing them and that's the most important one.

Sometimes, you've just got to waste a donor to find out for sure.

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Which tools do you use to check scratches on the platters?

Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:59 pm

Nice Larry...that would be handy to have, wouldn't it?

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Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:56 pm

lcoughey wrote:Source of the post Nice Larry...that would be handy to have, wouldn't it?

I'm not sure how I could use it to advantage but that's probably just a reflection of my lack of knowledge/skills. It's ingenious, nevertheless, especially getting such depth of field at those magnification levels and withing such a confined space. How would this be handy for you, Luke?

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