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 Post subject: Re: HDD platter swap , is it possible?
PostPosted: March 27th, 2019, 19:01 
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hddguruknight wrote:
I have a Seagate ST500DM002 internal HDD wich was opened, and accidently the platter was scratched.

Therefore i want to swap that platter with another unused one of the same exact model:
- Is it worth a try or would it not work?

-I heard that the controller also have some informations stored in as the Serial number , HDD Type....would it be an issue?

-Is there a way to detect that a platter swap have been done , i.e does the platter hold some informations other than user data? like the ones in the controller concerning specs of the hard (serial number as well....) so that the swap would be detected.

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Otherwise there a way to be sure all data in the platter are erased physically , (because i can't wipe it ) also without leaving damage on the platter, i know it's already damaged but i want to be sure all data is erased and can't be recovered.

hddguruknight wrote:
As tempting as it is but i can't do that i have to leave the platter intact without visible damage.

IIUC, someone (you?) has damaged the platter on a customer's drive. Now you are asking whether this platter can be replaced in such a way that the swap cannot ever be detected. ???

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 Post subject: Re: HDD platter swap , is it possible?
PostPosted: March 28th, 2019, 1:32 
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Frank, I think you're right about it.

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 Post subject: Re: HDD platter swap , is it possible?
PostPosted: April 13th, 2019, 0:33 
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(Haven't visited the forum in weeks, whimsically typed “forensics”, stumble upon this...)
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I apologize on behalf of the French People for this remorseless assault of nonsense ! :)

(Perhaps there should be a short description of what “Forensics” should be about in the section summary... Whatever this is, this most certainly does not belong here.)


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