When there is a hard disk with one damaged platter or head, can one platter be removed and the disk made workable again with reduced capacity?
The firmware might autodetect the number of available platters during power up. Maybe the same firmware is used across a HDD range and so supports drives with different numbers of platters.
Note: I am not asking about interchanging platters, but about reducing the number of platters.
Assume that the damaged platter or head can be removed in clean room conditions.