Does anyone still swap HD controller boards (other than data recovery services) to recover a failed HD? I recovered a few by doing this back in the days when 40GB was a lot, but last time I tried (with a 1TB I think) it didn't work at all. I'm guessing I need to swap an EEPROM/FLASH from the failed board onto the new board, and hope that that's not the chip that died. You can probably guess what's prompted this thought... my 3TB Seagate data drive just hiccuped, then Windows refused to even boot until I unplugged it. At least I had a backup that was only a week old; it failed on the afternoon that my weekly over-night backup runs, of course.