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Old 04-16-2021, 05:11 PM   #4
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Default Re: Seagate ST500LT012 Problem

Originally Posted by ay_erdi View Post
hi dicky96

yes yes exactly
The drive has failed. If the data on it doesn't matter, destroy the platters (warning: glass platters!) and dispose of the remains in any way you see fit. Otherwise, reinstall the controller PCB and send it to a data recovery company. (ACS, DriveSavers, Gillware, etc)
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