All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Solder pads on non-SATA side of 2.5-inch Hitachi 7K500 ??
PostPosted: December 12th, 2018, 19:30 
Offline

Joined: December 12th, 2018, 19:18
Posts: 3
Location: New York City
On a discarded 2.5-inch Hitachi 7K500 (HTS725050A9A362) there are two small leads attached to two small solder pads on the front (non-SATA-connector side) of the drive. I've never seen this before. What are they used for? Thanks.

Attachment:
Hitachi-HTS725050A9A362_1.jpg
Hitachi-HTS725050A9A362_1.jpg [ 1.38 MiB | Viewed 718 times ]


Attachment:
Hitachi-HTS725050A9A362_2.jpg
Hitachi-HTS725050A9A362_2.jpg [ 2.16 MiB | Viewed 718 times ]


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Solder pads on non-SATA side of 2.5-inch Hitachi 7K500 ?
PostPosted: December 12th, 2018, 19:36 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: June 17th, 2018, 11:43
Posts: 427
Location: spain
That is not normally done by the HDD manufacturers, it seems to be a thermal sensor that uses apple, but I can not assure you.

_________________
Is Earth an intelligent being?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Solder pads on non-SATA side of 2.5-inch Hitachi 7K500 ?
PostPosted: December 12th, 2018, 19:46 
Offline

Joined: May 21st, 2007, 16:10
Posts: 1574
Location: Gothenburg/ Sweden
mhp666 wrote:
it seems to be a thermal sensor that uses apple, but I can not assure you.

It is a thermal sensor.

_________________
Rescue IT Datarecovery service Sweden
Rescue IT Dataräddning Göteborg AB
http://www.rescue-it.se


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Solder pads on non-SATA side of 2.5-inch Hitachi 7K500 ?
PostPosted: December 12th, 2018, 22:21 
Offline

Joined: December 12th, 2018, 19:18
Posts: 3
Location: New York City
mr_spokk wrote:
mhp666 wrote:
it seems to be a thermal sensor that uses apple, but I can not assure you.

It is a thermal sensor.


Ah, yes. Thanks to mhp666, mr_spokk, and Google I see now that it's actually a small glued-on sensor. I originally (and mistakenly) took it to be wires soldered onto pads on the drive.

Thank you both!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot] and 31 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group