Same Drive, Different Manufacturer?
Posted on 2008-10-27
I have an IBM Travelstar 2.5" HDD that I need to recover data from. I need to replace the PCB. I know any 'donor' drive needs to be identical or as close as possible (kind of a contradiction). I may have found one, but some thing doesn't jive. My drive:
IBM Travelstar, model IC25N020ATCS04-0
The person that has the candidate drive says everyone of the numbers above are exactly the same EXCEPT it is a Hitachi. The only Hitachi's I find are:
07N8367 IC25N030ATCS04-0 correct P/N, different Model #
07N8368 IC25N020ATCS04-0 correct Model #, different P/N
Can there be a drive with all the same numbers as the one I have BUT produced by a different manufacturer?