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taking apart LaCie External Hard Drive - what's inside?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by tee99, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. tee99

    tee99 Regular member

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    folks

    is it possible to take apart one of these lacie external hdd easily - i.e. if the power supply packs up, is the hard drive inside useable as an internal one?
    - looks like a knife job at first glance...

    any thoughts most welcome
    cheers
     
  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    I'd expect so, assuming it isn't a dual disk job,in which case they'll probably be using a RAID controller (if that is the case, I'd replace the PSU rather than take them out)
     
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    ok cheers - also curious as to what hardware they use - i.e. seagate or maxtor or whatever...
    i mean, are you paying for a shiny fake aluminium case, when all you need is external caddy + hdd...

     
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    If I remember correctly they're IBM Hitachi Deskstars.
     

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