WD5000AAKS Hard Drive failure help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by usabug, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. usabug macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2009
    I have an imac 24" 3.06GHZ purchased mid 2008. The hard drive died and Apple replaced it under warranty. Problem is, I have files on the old drive I want to try and get off. Can someone explain to me what the difference is in the model number on the WD hard drives?

    I was thinking of replacing the controller to see if I can get the drive to spin up long enough to mount it and pull the files off. To get a new controller, I have to purchase a drive that is pretty close to mine.

    WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA1:

    Capacity: 465.76 GB
    Model: WDC WD5000AAKS-40YGA1
    Revision: 58.01E02
    Serial Number: WD-WCAS86XXXXXX
    Native Command Queuing: Yes
    Queue Depth: 32
    Removable Media: No
    Detachable Drive: No
    BSD Name: disk0
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Verified

    Can anyone tell me what the last 6 numbers mean in the model number? I see New Egg has this drive on their website, but they dont list those last 6 numbers.

    Anyone have any constructive advice for a fix for this?

  2. ivanko macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2009

    I am having the same issue as you . What did you end up doing? I am looking for a logic board as well , did you find one ??


  3. donuttakedonuts macrumors regular

    Aug 9, 2009
    Good luck finding a new logic board for less than $1k.

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