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HddSurgery – 2.5″ and 3.5″ Western Digital hard drives head replacement

June 26, 2017 Jon 28 Comments


These tools (Head Combs) will help to change the magnetic heads on Western Digital HDD easily. Replacing the head will help to restore the data from a broken hard disk. This is only a promotional video. When working with patient drives, clean room standards must be followed.

You can find more information about these tools and many other tools used for data recovery on our website.

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WD’s enterprise grade RE4 server level drives are basically like their desktop drives in terms of performance and capacity, except they are significantly more reliable and also more expensive.

CA: http://ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=western+digital+re4
US: http://us.ncix.com/search/?categoryid=0&q=western+digital+re4
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  1. Sai Shetty
    June 26, 2017 - 11:58 pm

    how do i get a new head for my hard disk?

  2. hadi nayebi
    June 27, 2017 - 12:57 am

    where can I buy new head for my Western Digital (my passport) to replace it?!!

  3. uBreakIt iRepairIt
    June 27, 2017 - 1:27 am

    How much do you charge for this service on a 2.5 laptop hard drive?

  4. fulesmackofule
    June 27, 2017 - 2:04 am

    As someone else wrote, at 2:55 even with the support of the other finger, the heads just cannot be removed. I even busted my HDD because of this and still I cannot find the way how I could remove it though now I am not afraid to use full power with a plier.

  5. tigersfa88
    June 27, 2017 - 2:38 am

    I followed these steps also, but the only part that I got stuck on was when pulling the head up. In the video it easily slides up, but I'm not getting the same result. Seems to be on there pretty hard. Any tips?

    Also when taking out the magnet, isn't the pull very strong?

    Thank you~

  6. Order in Chaos
    June 27, 2017 - 3:09 am

    Hold on a second, are you selling this little thingamajiggy for over $650?! Highway robbery!

  7. mario eugenio
    June 27, 2017 - 3:28 am


  8. abderaman alzemouri
    June 27, 2017 - 3:31 am

    h**lo  i have a problem with my western digital WD3200AAJS he is invisible in my computer when I connect it he starts but he  remains undetectable and invisible after 20 seconds it stops running

  9. who me
    June 27, 2017 - 4:31 am

    I have two of these drives each drive is 2tbs and I love the drives they work good with my ready nas server

  10. higler420
    June 27, 2017 - 4:54 am

    1:22 poor Rumble is looking at the wrong camera 🙂

  11. Mark Vincent Aposaga
    June 27, 2017 - 5:29 am

    is this good for desktop use?

  12. AdaasCommunist
    June 27, 2017 - 6:01 am

    wait so they are going to work for 136 years on average?

  13. danwithjesus
    June 27, 2017 - 6:04 am

    So what…these RE drives are better than the Black ones?

  14. WakeUp
    June 27, 2017 - 6:44 am

    But does it work with black cats too? 

  15. Sinatra
    June 27, 2017 - 6:58 am

    I have a WD SE drive here at home and I'm planning to use it on my desktop…. will I see an improvement?

  16. Anthony J. Di Sano
    June 27, 2017 - 7:42 am

    Are you using DrivePool from Stablebit for your HD pool?  I love me my RAID's but I recently came across DrivePool and am quite impressed. 

  17. s1rpala1nen
    June 27, 2017 - 7:46 am

    That cat really love to be at there.

  18. Random stuff's
    June 27, 2017 - 7:52 am

    Move away slowly…

  19. Laurens D
    June 27, 2017 - 7:57 am

    This… is… ??? … Where is the box?

  20. Furistic Shadow
    June 27, 2017 - 8:47 am

    Is this compatible with dogs? :/

  21. sn1p3r847
    June 27, 2017 - 9:42 am

    Hardware of course. I'm running these on a areca 1223-8x

  22. sn1p3r847
    June 27, 2017 - 9:48 am

    I bought 9 of the RE4's for my 8 bay raid5 and they're awesome. I did a bunch of research and landed on these because of reliability purposes.

  23. mphmaster
    June 27, 2017 - 10:47 am

    I believe the Caviar Black is a consumer aimed product, while the RE4 is specially designed for server use. Since you plan to use this as a 24 hour server, I believe the RE4 would be most suitable.

  24. 12me91
    June 27, 2017 - 11:41 am

    I set my cats up in an array, these drives really work for about everything.

  25. Garl Margs
    June 27, 2017 - 12:19 pm

    Does anyone know how the Caviar Black stacks up against the RE4? I understand that they have the same; spin speeds, cache size, and warranty. Is there any real benefit for the extra $10? Or are the RE4s for mission critical situations, where no downtime is allowed? Because I want this for a 24 drive RAID 10 server.

  26. cpu554
    June 27, 2017 - 1:10 pm

    Kitty fur + static discharge = DOA.

  27. Paul-Sebastian Manole
    June 27, 2017 - 1:49 pm

    Of course. Didn't read that a scientist recently found out that house pets, like cats and dogs, have these, apparently harmless parasites that alter human behavior, affecting the nervous system mainly, in such a specific way that pushes people to do things they wouldn't have ever considered doing otherwise?

  28. 233kosta
    June 27, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    Yes, but how loud is it?

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