Make sure to use this donor matching guide for data recovery to increase the chances of compatibility. Typically data recovery in this case involves opening the drive in class clean room and replacing head assembly from matching donor. Unfortunately it is impossible to repair such drives without special equipment capable of accessing and repairing firmware modules in the hard drive firmware zone. Add to Wishlist Add to Compare Share. Reading becomes more and more unstable, the drive starts losing tracks and at some point typical symptoms or bad heads appear – clicking, knocking, sweeping sounds: This item doesn’t belong on this page.

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ST9160821AS, 9S1134-566, 3.AXC, 100398688 U, Seagate SATA 2.5 PCB

If you attempt to boot up from such drive or read any data from it you would get “Primary Master Hard Disk Fail”, “No operating system found”, “Drive Mount Failure”, “Disk boot failure.

It is permanently freezing, ticking, and scratching. For more details click here.

Donor Drives is a hard drive refurbisher and a leading data recovery parts supplier with over 30, of unique products in stock. In cases where a simple circuit board replacement does not solve your hard drive issue, we offer a special PCB Replacement Service that should take care of all your needs. Tags Add Your Tags: Call us now for more info about our products.


No strange sounds or smell. Seagate Brick A common issue with modern Seagate drives, making them stall or become unresponsive. If you experience any of the symptoms described above with your Seagate STAS please feel free to contact us to get upfront quote on data recovery from your failed drive.

STAS, 5MA, WU, PN 9S, FW , Seagate GB SATA Hard Drive –

Installation was a snap and, since I had backed up all of my files on Time Machine, I was up and running again in no time. One of the most common causes of failure for Seagate drives is a burnt circuit boardor PCB.

Seagate hard st9160821s to me are the best, then Western Digital. Additional Product Features Drive Interface. Hard drives in general are very vulnerable to overheating, power spikes and surges.

Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Internal 5400RPM 2.5″ (ST9160821AS) HDD

If I put my hand on the drive I don’t feel any vibration. Simply visit the Adaptation Service page for additional details. Seagate Barracuda drives, and especially Step-by-step guide on replacing your defective hard drive circuit board.

They fixed my hard drive for their quoted reasonable price. The GB capacity of this Seagate internal hard drive allows you to store all your media and data files in bulk.

Unfortunately it is impossible st99160821as repair such drives without special equipment capable of accessing and repairing firmware modules in the hard drive firmware zone. Be sure that this part is compatible, by going over the Donor Matching Guide. Such drives could have one of the following symptoms: Seagate introduced new technology in this line – special coating for the platters that was supposed to protect magnetic layer.


These prices are the average paid by actual customers in excluding discounts, such as those our Partner Program members receive.

Don’t attempt to open the drive by yourself – you will damage the platters for sure and this could make all your data unrecoverable. Seagate PCB boards compatibility: Western Digital RE 3. But our engineers have developed special technological process for cleaning the heads and quite often it is sufficient to temporarily repair them for successful recovery. Bad Sectors Bad sectors generally signify surface damagedegrading magnetic head reading capabilities, or the end of life of the hard drive.

Seagate STAS Data Recovery – Datacent

The fact that we often don’t need to order at9160821as for such drives makes data retrieval in our lab less expensive for our customers. I have had Seagate hard drives in every computer I have owned, because they are durable, and reliable!

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