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 Post subject: WD5000AAKS-22TMA0 head matching
PostPosted: November 23rd, 2021, 16:30 
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Hi,

I have a WD5000AAKS-22TMA0 that spins up but the heads don't move into read mode (clicking sound). I replaced the PCB with no change. I am trying to get a donor drive to swap the heads but am not sure if I need to buy the same exact model. I bought one that only has 2 heads so I can't use it. Are there any other models that use 4 heads since the drive has 4 platters?

TIA!


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 Post subject: Re: WD5000AAKS-22TMA0 head matching
PostPosted: November 24th, 2021, 7:40 
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rustycat wrote:
Are there any other models that use 4 heads since the drive has 4 platters?


Hm? Tornados like this have 3 platters with 6 heads.

rustycat wrote:
I bought one that only has 2 heads so I can't use it. TIA!

I've never seen a 5000AAKS Tornado drive with less than 6 heads, let alone 2. What did you match? I bet you've bought a Tahoe drive? They are completely different families.

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I am trying to get a donor drive to swap the heads but am not sure if I need to buy the same exact model.

Is this your drive? Does it contain any valuable data? Judging by your description and your questions, you don't seem to have any experience in this field, and I would advise against doing this yourself, if data is of any value at all.

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 Post subject: Re: WD5000AAKS-22TMA0 head matching
PostPosted: November 24th, 2021, 10:54 
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northwind wrote:
What did you match? I bet you've bought a Tahoe drive? They are completely different families.

Sequoia is much more matching :D

rustycat wrote:
I have a WD5000AAKS-22TMA0 that spins up but the heads don't move into read mode (clicking sound)

Is it spin down ? or continue spinning ?


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