Hard Drive Controller Swap and FIRMWARE versions?
Posted on 2004-11-05
I want to try to recover a 200GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 SATA hard drive that I believe is fine except for the controller. The drive spins but BIOS will not correctly see the drive showing me errors and a size of 0 MB. I had a repair shop try to connect to drive and they get the same errors so I know it is def the hard drive and pretty much feel it is the controller. So after speaking to the shop and tech support at Maxtor I want to buy another exact same hard drive and swap controllers between the drives.
My hard drive is Model 6Y200M006500A… Maxtor explained to me that 6Y200M is the model and that the 006500A shows me additional info including FIRMWARE version on the hard drive/controller. They told me that I need to match these numbers exactly to successfully swap the controllers. This is easier said then done.
Can anyone tell me how precise these versions must match in order to swap? I have found the drive with 6Y200M006541A and wonder if this will work in swapping the controllers? Can anyone explain more detail on how flexible the firmware is on this type of swap.
Thanks in advance for any help,