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Old 11 August 2016, 22:48   #1
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Seagate 127Mb HD controller - can anyone lend?

Long shot this one, but here goes.

I have a 127MB Seagate Model ST9140AG hard disk that came fitted in my Amiga A1200. Unfortunately there are pins gone on the HD but it contains files, mainly OctaMED modules from my youth, that I'd love to hear again.

So I'm wondering if anyone has the above drive and would be willing to lend me the controller part for a short time so I could connect it to my HD to extract the data? I'm willing to pay a deposit, or buy an identical drive if anyone has one for sale. I've had the model number on a followed Ebay search for a while now but no results
 
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Old 12 August 2016, 09:09   #2
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IDE connector pins, or what? Can't you just jury rig a new pin strip on there until the data has been recovered?

Can you post a picture of the damage?
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Old 13 August 2016, 10:37   #3
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Yep IDE connector pins, one gone and a few wobbly not far from going.

How would you jury rig? Trying to solder would be difficult.

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It of course depends on how far it's gone, but it's definitely possible if there's data you want to salvage.
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Or solder wires from pcb and remaining pins to spare ide cable with plug on one side and just the wires on other side. Should be easy.
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Agreed, definitely definitely don't mess with replacing the entire drive PCB unless you have to. It may well not work if the replacement has a different firmware or hardware version than the original.

If I were in that situation, I'd probably get a cheap 44-pin to 40-pin IDE adaptor, fit that to the drive and solder wires to replace the connections for missing or wobbly pins.
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Oh, and when salvaging, forget usb ide cables. This old drive will not be compatible with them.
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