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Other Cry for help! Need to find old WD drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by [WP@]WOLVERINE, 16 Aug 2010.

  1. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE What's a Dremel?

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    This is a cry for help a western digital drive has died on me and with it over 5000 photos of my entire modding history every single image of every single mod ive ever made from the first Pentium 4 to my last build. The pcb has died and i need to find an idential drive to swap the pcbs and save my mod history. I dont have the money to go to a proffessional drive rescue company so im reaching out to the bit tech comunity as a final desperate attempt to save my images.

    The drive im looking for is.

    WD Caviar RE16 320gb WD3200
    WD P/N WD3200YS-01PGB0

    MDL: WD3200YS-01PGB0
    Date: 30 Jan 2006
    DCM: HSCHCAJCH

    it needs to be as close as possible to this so plz if somebody has got one of theese old drives lying around somewhere could you help a guy out?

    (and pls dont tell me that i should have had a backup because i already know that and theres no point in stating the obvious)

    im desperate....... :(
     
  2. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    That sucks..

    Have you contacted WD to see what they can do?
     
  3. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    I'm assuming this is a 3,5" drive.

    I didn't have anything similar laying around (only smaller SE models). I can check at work tomorrow, but i highly doubt that I'll find anything similar.

    edit: how do you know it's the PCB that's dead?


    If all else fails, you could either try freezing the drive, or disassembling the PCB and putting it in an oven for a few minutes. (This should be a last resort, though)
     
  4. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE What's a Dremel?

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    i have contacted WD and they dont replace or sell boards for old drives they recomended one of the HUGELY expencive drive recovery services :/

    oh and im not 100% sure about the pcb but from what i can find on the net the sound it makes points to a dead pcb.
     
  5. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Ah. I see.

    As long as it doesn't click, you still got a chance. Does it even spin up?
     
  6. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE What's a Dremel?

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    it does spin up but it doesnt show up in windows or in bios and theres a beep sound.
     
  7. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Ah, I see.

    I did check at work, but couldn't find anything that was remotely usable for you unfortunately.
     
  8. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE What's a Dremel?

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    well im starting to loose hope tbh :(
     
  9. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Have you looked on Ebay.
     
  10. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE What's a Dremel?

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    yeah but no luck i found one but no delivery to sweden
     
  11. ataraxis84

    ataraxis84 What's a Dremel?

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    Bah,


    Just looked at the 320GB WD in my machine atm, looks like its a no go.

    WD3200SD-01KNB0 have a look to see if you can get some PCB info on both, if its a match then we can talk turkey :)
     
  12. bigkingfun

    bigkingfun Tinkering addict

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    That sucks.

    It might be a bit of a long shot, but you could buy a similar.
    Try to PM the guys from Scan or CCL.

    Good luck finding one!

    Edit: Found a site in swedish that sells a WD3200YS here.
     
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  13. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Have you tried checking around for prices on data recovery services? I know they are bloody expensive, but you may find something within your price range.


    If that's out of the question I would try to heat up the PCB from the drive you have. I think that's you best best at the moment.
     
  14. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    If you want to pay shipping ect I would be willing for you to get it sent to me and I would send on to you.
     
  15. raxonb

    raxonb Minimodder

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    Have you tried any data recovery software? You can try free versions of some software like GetBack data for NTFS. If it can pick up your drive and do a successful scan then the full version should beable to recover it. I think its less than $100 to so it is'nt badly priced either for what it can do. I've used this software to recover data from "dead" drives so give check it out.
     
  16. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE What's a Dremel?

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    cant use software when neither windows or bios recognises that the drive exists
     
  17. [WP@]WOLVERINE

    [WP@]WOLVERINE What's a Dremel?

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    How is heating up the pcb going to help??? And what temps are we talking about
     
  18. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    You could heat it enough to reflow the solder...

    Is there is noticeable burnt out part, or does everything look OK but just not work?
     
  19. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Did you send him an email saying you would pay the extra.
    When i sell things people always ask me to ship outside of ireland and U.K and i always do.
     
  20. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    I assume you have tried it in another PC?

    It's just that you haven't mentioned it.
     

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