Solved External HD opened to repurpose the drive inside

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alwrmc

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I probably know this but:
I have a 4TB Seagate external HD in use (along with three other drives.)
Can I open that external HD case, remove the HD itself and install it inside my computer?
Years ago I did the reverse with a couple of old drives when I bought external cases to install them in.
 

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I probably know this but:
I have a 4TB Seagate external HD in use (along with three other drives.)
Can I open that external HD case, remove the HD itself and install it inside my computer?
Years ago I did the reverse with a couple of old drives when I bought external cases to install them in.
In theory you should be able to. The drives are the same with some kind of interface for the usb / firewire cable
 

alwrmc

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As I assumed but getting into this drive looks like it's a one time then yer screwed kind of case. :unsure:
Probably better off leaving it alone.
I think I still have a firewire cable in my junk box somewhere. Haven't heard of firewire in a long time.
 

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As I assumed but getting into this drive looks like it's a one time then yer screwed kind of case. :unsure:
Probably better off leaving it alone.
I think I still have a firewire cable in my junk box somewhere. Haven't heard of firewire in a long time.
Yeah Firewire is the old standard that I think Macs used. :)
 
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