Quote: Originally Posted by James Colbert
Just a thought, but have you given consideration to replacing the controller? Haven't done it before myself, but it would be cheaper than recovering data, wouldn't effect the data (AFAIK), and it's likely that if static electricity fried anything, it would be the controller...
My boss at my first repair job never let us throw out a hard drive. He literally had the whole back wall of the shop stacked with them. Controller swaps are easy to do, won't cheese anything if they don't work since you're not opening the chamber, and often proved to be a lifesaver.