Originally Posted by philbar71
well you could rip the hdd out of the exclosure and throw it in to your pc and get data off there.
If it is truely and enclosue then you could do that assuming the USB calbe isn't shot. MOST usb drives you purchase are one unit. Meaning you literally hae to dismantel the entire drive to get to the platters, then you have to use special tools to read the platters.
There is a HUGE difference between an external enclosure and a USB external drive. Take one apart and you'll see what i mean.