Recently my motherboard was shorted out by a coffee spill. Computer components are cheap, but the data on a hard drive is probably priceless. I was worried that I would have to buy a drive case for my hard drive to get the data off it. But I found out that I can just tear apart my external, swap the drive out, and it’ll work.
My drive is a 500gb Seagate FreeAgent. I checked online to make sure its connector is a SATA before opening it.
Testing the drive to make sure it’ll work before I put it all together.
First attempt at putting the drive back together. Ugly but still functional.
So Fortunately for me, I won’t have to buy a drive cage. Total savings 20-40$