I have an IBM Deskstar 30.7 GB DTLA-307030. The disk is dead and I am 99% sure it is the circuit/control board on the disk. I think it is possible to buy another disk and swap boards to get this disk back up and running and retrieve the data.
However, I have been told that updates are made to the control board during the manufacturing life of a hard disk and that a board from another DTLA-307030 may not work. I have been told I need an identical circuit baord to the one from my HDD, which is obviously going to be more difficult to find.
Does anyone know if this is in fact correct, or will a controller from any DTLA-307030 be able to retrieve my data.
LBA: 60.036.480 Sectors