I had a catestrophic failure of the power supply in my media PC. There was a snap and a puff of smoke and then nothing. That failure took out the motherboard, the memory, video card, and three out of the four WD hard drives. (The CPU miraculously survived but who cares if all that other stuff went.)
One failed drive was just the OS so that’s no biggie. The other two that failed were raided WD1001FALS drives. I can’t say that the data is critical but it would be very convenient to recover it.
So here is my thought. Since the heads and patters are OK (I assume), can the working PCB from another WD1001FALS that had a head crash be used in my drive just to get the data off of it?
Thanks for any assistance.