Repair SAS HDD

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I would like to ask if there is any way to repair a sas hdd ?
(The hdd suffer from hardware failure)
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.
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Short answer:  No

Long answer:  Still no but with explanation.

You wouldn't be able to access parts.  You could probably get components from another donor drive but you wouldn't replace the platters, spindle and heads.  You'd swap the circuit board across and that would be about it.  You'd need another donor drive with the exact same version and revision of the circuit board if you went that way.  And you have to find the donor drive.  And the economics of doing this is expensive.

If you do need to recover data off a hard drive there are agencies around that can do it.  But they are expensive.
RaminTechnical Advisor
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also you can ask this company if they can fix or extract your data.
http://www.acelaboratory.com/descsi.php
DavidPresident
Top Expert 2010
Commented:
Sure there is a way, if the problem is a broken connector.
But at the other extreme, what if the HDD had a head crash?   Assuming you have the spare parts, got $50K for the equipment to align the heads, a clean room, and a bunny suit?  (Along with the knowledge)

Bottom line, don't bother trying,  these aren't anything one can fix without the right equipment and clean room.

Gone are the days of being able to buy spare parts and fix it yourself.   They're too fast, small, and tolerances are too tight to do much of anything without a major investment.

In other words .. dont even think of trying, you'll just make things worse.  P.S. even powering up the drive puts you at risk for more data loss.
swapping the HDD motherboard is possible, but is hit and miss due to the tuning parameters and information stored against that specific HDD assembly
Top Expert 2014
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There's normally an 8 pin ROM with the tuning parameters that you can swap onto the donor board.

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