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.

Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

Dolphin Data Lab is offering comprehensive professional and most cost-effective head and platter swap tools and components to all clean room data recovery engineers.

Many people are asking what kind of physical head and platter swap tools to buy to work on those dead hard drives due to head damage or motor stuck and this article will give you one general idea of the head and platter swap tools Dolphin Data Lab is selling. Read more

Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

When users are going to replace heads or platters in a clean room environment to get the lost data back, it’s a must for these users to learn about each physical component what it is and how they work.

Today let’s check some of the most important physical components: Heads, Platters, PCB.

The platters contains the data and the heads contains read heads and write heads to read data from platters and write data to the platters. PCB is another very important physical component, it contains not only some of the firmware codes like ROM, but also controls the electrical components to offer power to the hard drive running. Read more

Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

We have recently received many inquiries asking to buy the head and platter swap tools from Dolphin Data Lab and some of them asked one question-is clean room a must for physical head replacement and platter swap?

According to our experience and many serious data recovery companies, the answer is definitely ‘yes’!

First, we must say data recovery is one serious art, to have one clean room or at least one clean bench will definitely maximize the physical data recovery success rate. To have one clean room or clean bench to handle the physically damaged hard drives such as head damaged hard drives, motor stuck hard drives or downgraded heads without r/w capabilities. Read more

Head and Platter Swap Tutorials

Physical head and platter swap is one of the most common data recovery cases and so far in the data recovery field, this kind of case is not for all data recovery engineers due to its complexity and requirement.

The key to get high success rate of head replacement and platter swap is continuing practice and learning from others’ experience;

To work on head and platter swap cases, users need firstly one clean room environment;

When users are swapping heads, users need to understand the hard drives with bad heads requiring data recovery from are usually called source drives or patient drives, the hard drives with matching good heads are usually called donor hard drives; Read more