I've run out of options for a HTS541010A7E630. Suggestions are very welcome on this one.
It follows my previous post in respect to tools available for these new Hitachi thin HDDs at:http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=35109
The head assembly was swapped. The patient remained unresponsive and made a lot of clicking noise. It would occasionally get to RDY after a few minutes, but would provide ABR errors. Use of "HDD initialization using stored resources" to then attempt to access firmware modules gave UNC errors and "DE AD", but it was possible to hear the heads tracking and making read attempts particularly when reading from head 1.
The donor heads were placed back into the donor - they worked perfectly. Still reading at 100Mb/s (credit to data-medics for his suggestion for a makeshift head comb for this).
Donor part incompatibility
Degraded media / SA
Incorrect calibration / fitting of donor heads to patient
Below I've taken a picture of the drive labels removed from the lid of each disk. I ordered the donor from overseas as this was about as good a match I could ask for. Unlikely donor part incompatibility?
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