So got some barracuda seagate HDDs for free (ranging from 1TB to 4TB ones), and with reason as they had been stored in a humid area… they would normally be written off and ended up in a bin … so got lucky or not to well get them for free…
They where all in Lacie external HDD cases but well easy to get them out, now the question is how to clean the small PCB prior plugging in and see if they still work.
The PCB at the HDDs hold rust spots like shown below, would isopropyl alcohol work or other stuff needed to do ? I never cleaned rusty PCBs before so that’s a new area for me.
As you notice you can see the multiple rusty (corrosion) spots … they all look more or less similar when taken out of the lacie external cage
- neglect and plugin and see if they work
- clean with isopropyl alcohol
- clean with ??? no clue what
- just bin them
Any advice, help how to welcome