i have a Western digital WD1200 HDD,something on the board burned & i was hoping to find out whether or not it is possible that i use the exact same model board or can i use any other model board in that range(eg. WD200 or WD400 HDD). I am not planning on using the drive in the long term, but would like to extract data off the drive.
You will need to match the first two sets of numbers printed on the IDE Insert of the PCB This will match the compatibility of the PCB with your drive
If you can match these sets of numbers to the hard drive Firmware number then you will have a high chance of a compatible part.