make_your_move: (fall brown)
[personal profile] make_your_move
I'm searching for an identical hard drive to the one that died and appealing to my geek-type friends for help - it was an ASUS laptop. Here's what the tech wrote:

"It has to be a Momentus 7200.3, 320 GB with a date 09354 and the Site is WU. This will be the easiest way of keeping the financial cost down by finding this exact drive so we can transfer the data over."

Please help if you can, or put the word out to any of your geek friends that might be able to help. I would really, really appreciate it.

Date: 2013-10-02 06:25 pm (UTC)
reedrover: (Force equation)
From: [personal profile] reedrover
I don't have anything like that in my box of weirdness. But for kicks I checked Ebay - it's $150. http://www.ebay.com/itm/ST9320421AS-320Gb-p-n-9GE144-286-fw-SD14-Site-WU-Seagate-320Gb-/350536310218

Date: 2013-10-02 06:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] russell-moore.livejournal.com
I suggest you try Micro Center in Fairfax ... they cater to the do-it-yourself geek community and always seem to have whatever misc item I am ever looking for

Micro Center
3089 Nutley St
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 204-8400
microcenter.com
Edited Date: 2013-10-02 06:30 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-10-02 07:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emt-hawk.livejournal.com
So they need to do a sector-by-sector copy to get the data?

They can't read the data from the drive, and move it to another format [thumb drive or DVD]?

That doesn't make much sense to me. My regular data recovery team doesn't do that.

--Hawk

Date: 2013-10-03 12:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arashinomoui.livejournal.com
Platter switch. If the platter is good and hardware is bad, just swap it out and over.

Date: 2013-10-03 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] emt-hawk.livejournal.com
that strikes me as an expensive way to do data recovery.

Hrm

Date: 2013-10-03 03:53 pm (UTC)
drwex: (Default)
From: [personal profile] drwex
I tend to agree that getting that level of exact match is unnecessary. However, if you're going to buy another hard drive it probably doesn't hurt to get the same one. $150 for a 32G causes my eyebrows to go up. Rather a lot.

Looking at some common shopping sites it seems like you can get a much bigger drive for that $150.
http://shopper.cnet.com/buy-laptop-hard-drives/?filter=100021_10507543_&tag=mncol;dir1

https://www.nextag.com/laptop-hard-drive/products-html#!

I have personally had good experiences buying from Newegg over the 'net. Here are some examples of what they are offering:
http://www.newegg.com/Laptop-Hard-Drives/SubCategory/ID-380

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