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Old 06-03-2011, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The other day I managed to trip over the usb cord going to my external hard drive and broke off the connection on my external HD. I was wondering if I could just remove the hard drive itself and buy a usb connection straight to the hard drive and use it this way. Or if there is other steps I'm not seeing I have the Seagate freeaction 500gig HD.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can try to break it out of it's case, but if you dropped it on the floor....it might be dead anyway
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh I can easily get it out of the case I already opened it in attempt to resoder the piece back into place but it was destroyed
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Is the drive inside the case SATA or IDE? You could get a USB docking station or another enclosure.
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