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Wanted:- Hard disk PCBs

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by conundrum, Sep 3, 2006.

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  1. conundrum

    conundrum Guest

    Hi all.

    I've noticed that many of the newer (and some older) hard disks have
    some fairly impressive SMD MOSFET chips to drive the motor and
    actuator.

    Is there any chance of anyone salvaging the PCBs from the next batch of
    hard disks they sent for secure deletion; there is no risk of data
    being salvaged from the board as every hard disk ever made stores
    everything except the firmware (and some even store this) on the
    platters.)

    I'd be willing to pay postage + time as there are also other uses such
    as board swapping on drives with bad PCBs.

    Thanks, -A
     
  2. Allan Adler

    Allan Adler Guest

    Are these chips on a separate PCB that gets connected to the HD by some
    kind of cable, or are then on a PCB that is physically attached to the HD
    or are the resident inside the HD somehow, so that one has to take the HD
    apart to get at them?
     
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