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mikeloeven

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i recently had a harddrive's controller card fry on me and i tried the old transplant trick but it still isn't working i need a piece of software that can recalibrate the firmware on a seagate barracuda 7200.11 1.5tb drive's controler card
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This isn't going to work.
While you can typically transplant the circuit boards from one drive to another and theoretically it'll work, it doesn't work in all scenarios.
How do you know for definite it's the controller/circuit board that's gone? Typically a drive's mechanics keel over and die long before the circuit board packs up.
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because the power supply on my enclosure went bad and fried it in a glorious flash of light followed by a cloud of smoke. also the fact that it spun up and atempted to initilize when i put the new card on meant the motor was working at least

i am pretty sure the issue is firmware since being the same model rpm and size and the only differences was that the newer drive had a different firmware version which i am guesing means the low level format was done a bit differently and thats why it wont work on the new drive. all i want is to know how to flash it back to the proper firmware version

Edited by mikeloeven, 30 October 2009 - 10:01 PM.

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