Any hard drive PCB board with firmware transfer service

Any hard drive PCB board  with firmware transfer service
Item# 10092901
Need BIOS Swap?: 

Product Description

This is a donor PCB board and firmware transfer service.
How it works: 
1. clients send us the PCB boards(if you already sent , please ignore this step). 
2. we do PCB board firmware transfer
3. we ship the donor boards back to the clients.
If you cannot find the correct donor board, you may send us the photos of your hard drive and the PCB board.We will find the correct donor board for you. If you buy the PCB board from us, the PCB board firmware transfer service charge is free.

Why we need PCB board firmware transfer?

Question from our client 

My Seagate hard drive PCB board was burned. I bought an identical Seagate hard drive. I swapped the PCB board. The old hard drive spun up, but made "clicking " noise. The computer could not detect the hard drive.

Answer:  the client did not do the PCB board firmware transfer before swapping the PCB board.

Swapping the PCB board is a very common way and easy to fix a hard drive for data recovery purpose.

Talking about swapping the hard drive PCB board, it is very obvious to think to find an identical good hard drive donor PCB board to replace the bad one to fix the  hard drive. It is so true from the outside. But it is not always true for the inside. What is the inside of a hard drive PCB board? The inside of hard drive PCB board is the firmware( BIOS) of the hard drive (not the computerís BIOS), which is the hard driveís basic input/output system. In the hard drive PCB board firmware( BIOS), there is a set of data called hard drive configuration data. This hard drive configuration data recording the detail of the hard drive disk information, which is unique for each hard drive. The original hard drive needs this unique configuration data to work. So before put the donor board to the old hard drive, we have to transfer the PCB board firmware( BIOS) from the old board to the donor board. Then the old hard drive can find its own configuration data from the donor board. At this point, with the new donor board, the old hard drive can work properly.

Hard drive PCB board BIOS transfer

The hard drive PCB board BIOS is either in one or two independent SMD memory chip on the board or integrated into the PCB board Main IC (normally the biggest square chip on the board).

Because the hard drive PCB board is damaged, we cannot work from the port of the PCB board. So we have to work on the chip directly.

If the PCB board firmware( BIOS) is in the independent chip, we can swap the memory chip to transfer the board firmware( BIOS).

If the PCB board firmware( BIOS) is integrated into the Main IC, we have to swap the Main IC.

Working on the SMD memory chip or Main IC needs professional tool and experience. 

Here is an example of how to swap the Seagate hard drive PCB board and BIOS transfer.

Shipping Policy

Item will be shipped from Canada by CanadaPost Light Packet. Estimated delivery times are listed below. Please note that these times are estimates only.

Location Time Cost
United States 4-10 Business Days FREE
Canada 2-5 Business Days FREE
International 6-10 Business Days $0
Italy & Brazil 6-20 Business Days* $0

Delivery to Italy and Brazil usually takes 6-10 business days, but occasionally could take much longer in transit.