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Seagate external hard drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dud, Feb 3, 2008.

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  1. dud

    dud Guest Thread Starter

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    A friend has broken the USB socket on his Seagate external harddrive making it unuseable.
    There's a lot of info on the drive he wants to get off. If i open the case (if I can find a tool that will do it :eek: ) what am I going to find? Does it consist of a basic IDE harddrive with an adaptor to the usb so I can just hook it up as a slave via the IDE?
    Thanks for any advice
     
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    If you take it apart you void the warranty.
     
  3. Rich-M

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    But it is a basic ide or sata drive and you could plug it into those ports on a motherboard and read off what is needed.
     
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    Thanks Rich.. that's what I was asking. I just want to make sure it is a basic drive inside there before I start taking it apart. Cheers
     
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