I have a Seagate ST500DM002 internal HDD wich was opened, and accidently the platter was scratched.
Therefore i want to swap that platter with another unused one of the same exact model:
- Is it worth a try or would it not work?
-I heard that the controller also have some informations stored in as the Serial number , HDD Type....would it be an issue?
-Is there a way to detect that a platter swap have been done , i.e does the platter hold some informations other than user data? like the ones in the controller concerning specs of the hard (serial number as well....) so that the swap would be detected
If any experienced geek can answer those questions i would be very thankfull , because frankly i'm a newbie in this field.