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Windows 7: To replace the PCB on a HDD does the firmware have to be the same?

20 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
To replace the PCB on a HDD does the firmware have to be the same?

Does the model number have to be the same too?

If I use a different firmware for my HDD will it not work or cause damage?

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20 Jun 2014   #2
Anshad Edavana

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The HDD model number and firmware revision should be the same for a PCB replacement to work. Professional data recovery firms will have special tools like "PC-3000" card or "Salvation Data HD Doctor suit" etc to fix firmware issues.
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 To replace the PCB on a HDD does the firmware have to be the same?

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