Recently, the HDD (a 2TB caviar green) on my MBL passed away without apparent reason. I took it and plugged it to a PC through the SATA port, but the motherboard fails to detect it.
My guess, then, as the drive makes no clicking noises, is that the problem is in the controller. I read that there is a possibility to buy another controller board, flash you eeprom data on it, and if the problem is in the controller board, it will theoretically work, isn’t it?
I would like to ask you your opinion on this issue, with the limited information I am providing here. Have you any experience on swapping the controller card? What was the condition on the drive before swapping it, that led you to think that swapping the controller card would solve the issue?
The MBL is still under warranty, should I, given the low chances to get the data back, forget about the data and get my money back? The loss of the data is not a really big deal. I would love to get it back, but it won’t be a big issue to lose it.