Well, the thing is:
I have a dead hard drive. The information inside isn't very important. BUT, I work with a licenced software. The licence XML executes a reading of some parameters of the computer, including the physical serial number of the HDD.
My question is: If I remove the pcb from the dead HDD, and put it into a new one (with the same characteristics of the dead one: brand, model, # of heads, firmware) would i get the serial number that i need back again?
Thanx for replying, and excuse me for my poor english.