Re-casing an external hard drive?

April 2, 2011 at 10:18:09
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, My external hard drive recently had its connection break - I could hear it rattling around inside. It was not dropped so assume the hard drive is not damaged. I managed to get the casing off, and purchased a new external hard drive case in which I was hoping to insert it. However, I cannot see the appropriate plug on the hard drive. There is a small panel of green circuitry where the plug should be. Does this need to be removed to get to the plug, or do I have the wrong casing? I have a photo but am not sure how to upload it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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#1
April 2, 2011 at 10:23:42
Is it SATA or PATA (IDE)

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=sa...

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=e...

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#2
April 2, 2011 at 10:41:24
Thanks for the reply!

I cannot see either of those plugs on the hard drive...

It is a Samsung HM500LX...Looks like this
http://www.google.co.za/images?hl=e...

Minus the bit where the USB connection used to plug in....

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#3
April 2, 2011 at 11:47:09
I suspect this drive was made specifically made for the enclosure.

I don't think you will get a replacement enclosure. But good luck.

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#4
April 2, 2011 at 12:45:39
What was/is the connection type to the computer? USB or something else?

Post the model that is written on the old enclosure.


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