In my country repair for swapping head for example is around 450 $. With that money i can buy two of these hard drives. Now need to wait to contact my distributor on Monday.
@Zepher I like to know more about your statement regarding RE drives from WD. I know only that they have some interior parts different and ofc fw. I've found this
on WD helpsite. Freezer method won't work if something is cracking and moving in hdd. Something is broken for sure. Only limiter or head can be broken. For me that is strange because I have perfect isolated place (anti vibrational,cooled) for hdds. The drive hasn't been moved for months.
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