Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:41 PM
It's a "trick" that many techs use to recover data from a drive that has failed.
Obviously, it won't work if there is a problem with the electro-mechanical elements of the drive, but if it is just the electronics that have failed, this is a relative easy fix - as long as you can find the correct version of the board.
I recovered the data off of an old IBM Deskstar using that method. Of course, the fact that many techs called them "deathstars", may be why I didn't have any problem finding the correct match.
I know you think you understand what you thought I said,
but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant!