I have a Seagate ST3500620AS Harddrive that's just laying around and not being used. I want to power the motor at full speed (rated to run at 7200rpm) and do some hobby projects with it.
Problem is, I can't seem to get the harddrive to spin up. I have connected a SATA power cord to the harddrive and have connected yellow to 12V, red to 5V, the two blacks to ground. Yet I'm not getting any movement.
I've read various sources and found that it could be a variety of things 1)The motor is an AC motor, therefore needs AC voltage(some sources say it's a DC brushless motor) 2)The circuitry for the motor is fried, thus need to drive the motor sans the circuitry
What route should I take to get this motor spinning? Does anyone have experience in running newer internal harddrives externally? All I need it to do is spin at full speed.