The following new hard drive head replacement tools are available within the Hard Drive Ramp Toolkit Pro. 

Newly added head replacement tool on March 17, 2024
STH81 for Seagate 10TB helium drives, ST10000NM0478, 4 platters, 8 heads

Newly added head replacement combs Jan.3rd, 2024:
T3-7: Toshiba desktop hdd, 7 platters, MG06ACA800E, 8TB;
W3-9: WD helium hdd of 10T-16T, 9 platters;
ST3-4: Seagate ST8000NM0178, 8TB, 4 platters;
ST3-5: Seagate ST4000NM0035, 4TB, 5 platters;
SST24: Seagate SAS HDD, ST1800MM0129, 1.8T, ST2400MM0129, 2.4T;

Newly added Toshiba hdd head replacement tool on November 1 2023: T21, for laptop toshiba hdds with 1 platter, please note the existing T22 is used for 1-platter toshiba laptop hdds for many cases;

Newly added Western Digital Head Comb for WD 6T 800001 and 4T 810011 on November 1 2023:
W3S, example supported models-WD60PURX-64T0ZY0; WD40EJRX-89AKWY0

Newly added Toshiba Head Combs July 14, 2023
T312: Toshiba 3.5″ HDDs, 1/2 platters
T3-3: Toshiba 3.5″ HDDs, 3 platters
DT01ACA100, DT01ACA200, DT01ACA300, DT01ABA100V, DT01ABA200V, DT01ABA300V, etc

Users can find more hard drive head and platter swap tools here.

Seagate rosewood hard drive data recovery cases enter data recovery labs as external portable hard drives and physical data recovery is very common data recovery case with clicking noises or even scratched surfaces.

When these Seagate rosewood hdds suffer physical head or surface or motor failure, users need to find donor hard drives for head swap, platter cleaning and even platter alignment. Special donor head requirement of Seagate Rosewood hard drives is available here.

Seagate Rosewood HDD Families:

Seagate Rosewood_A5
Seagate Rosewood_8C
Seagate Rosewood_AF

To recover lost data from Seagate rosewood physically damaged hard drives, users can try the following important solutions:

1, Edit head map in ROM;
2, Edit head map in RAM;
3, Set up head map in bitmap and image by selective heads;

Required head replacement tools, firmware repair tools and data recovery equipment:

DFL-Seagate HDD Repair Tool
DFL-DDP data recovery equipment
Head and Platter Swap and Clean Suite
Seagate LM Slim HDD Head Comb Suite.Advanced

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Dolphin team have recently received many requests from existing Dolphin DFL users to expand their data recovery business to offer physical hard drive data recovery services.

When the hard drives are physically damaged, such as stuck motor, head stiction, heads’ physical damage, platter scratches, weak heads or downgraded platter surfaces(many physical bad sectors), contaminated heads or surfaces, etc, when the patient drives have any failures above, the cases cannot be fixed online by remote support and users must have hands-on experience to open the patient drives in clean room environment to swap heads, swap platters, clean surfaces, clean hdd inner areas, adjust platter alignment, etc.

The following are the best physical hard drive head replacement tools for your clean room data recovery success:

01: Dolphin Head and Platter Swap and Clean Suite.Pro;
02: Hard Drive Ramp Toolkit Pro.;
03: Dolphin Scratched Head Comb Suite 001;
04: HDD Platter Swap and Clean Workstation Smart;
05: Seagate LM Slim HDD Head Comb Suite.Advanced;
06: WD Slim HDD Head Comb Suite.Advanced;
07: WD Slim HDD Motor Release Smart;
08: Seagate Head Comb For 7200.11 and 7200.12;
09: Donor Hard Drive Sourcing Book For Head Swap

Many Dolphin users have some of above head replacement tools, users can check to have one complete set and for new users, please email to or add Dolphin Skype ID: to get the best quote.

Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

When we are talking about dead hard drives, we usually refer to those which doesn’t spin up at all, no hdd working sounds, no response and they look dead. Actually some of these so-called dead hard drives are still alive and these drives can be still repaired and recovered.

If the driver IC is burnt, the PCB won’t power up at all, users can swap with one donor driver IC or swap the whole PCB with original ROM/bios chip transferred;

If the PCB is burnt or other electrical components of hard drives are burnt, the hard drives won’t be powered on and won’t spin up at all. At this time, users just need to find one compatible PCB with the same PCB number from the same family and put on the dead hard drives and then manage to regenerate the original ROM to recover the data;

If the motor of the dead hard drives is stuck, users need to disassemble the hard drives and remove the platters to a donor hard drive to read data from.

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