Eric at on 16 Jul 2010 11:40:10 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Old hard drive laying around?

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Since I'm trying to swap the electronics on the drive I suspect that brand is
essential and model is probably important.  This is a 180 Gig Western Digital
Caviar drive so I'm guessing that at least a WD Caviar of similar capacity would
be required.  Please let me know if you have any WD Caviar drives in the bunch.
 All I have is a boat-load of old Maxtor drives and a couple of Seagate Barracudas.

At my wife's suggestion I'm looking at ebay and craig's list too.


On 07/16/2010 01:08 PM, Douglas Muth wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 12:59 PM, Eric at <> wrote:
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>> My son's G4 Mac died and apparently it's due to the hard drive not working.  I
>> put the drive in an external case and it did not spin-up so I suspect the
>> electronics board is bad.
>> I'd like to try swapping the electronics to see if we can get it working.  If
>> anyone has an old Western Digital Caviar WD1800 (IDE) drive laying around and
>> they'd be willing to donate it or sell it for a small sum you'd make a certain
>> 18 year old music fan VERY happy.
> Does it have to be that specific brand and model?
> I was actually going through some old hard drives last night and still
> hvae some working ones that you can have (once I wipe them).
> -- Doug
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