dansu92833: You can't because it is very complicate process. However, if your hard
drive is still under warranty, u can send it back to them and get
WIllyGilly321: Thanks, I purchased the drive before I knew if the enclosure had a standard
interface. It was a bit difficult to open the box as it's not made to be
opened, but you can install any SATA 3,5" drive, as far as I know or take
out the drive an use it internally. It's amazing the high capacity (latest
released) external Hard Drives are usually less $. I read the manufactures
do this on purpose to test the drives endurance ability. Who knows?
John Chardine: Excellent! Thank you very much for posting. I have several Seagate 3TB
drives and the newer ones have holes in the top and run cooler (based on
DriveDx). The older drives have a solid top as shown in the video and run
hotter (duh!). I popped the top off and will run the older drive open to
try to cool it down a bit.
alrightythen888: ii'd like to know too.
jessejames4: Thank for posting this, much appreciated. Couldn't figure out how to get
the case off. Jesse
Aeonity0: Yes, as far as I know, all of Seagate's GoFlex Desk/Home hard drives have a
removable SATA base (dock) with either usb/firewire/ethernet. And ALMOST
all 3.5" hard drives are manufactured with SATA as the standard adapter
since Win Vista era. There are exceptions: I recently bought a Toshiba
Canvio 1tb Portable, assumed it would contain a typical SATA 2.5" hard
drive, then after taking it apart I realized that it had only a USB 3.0
adapter on the pcb (circuit board) and no SATA at all. Research!
JohnKeotes: do you mean a beeping sound?
alrightythen888: So once removed this drive should fit into your computer using standard
SATA cables? Now, what if I want to use a USB 3 dock? Which one would you
recommend that fully supports USB 3 (SATA 6) ?
WIllyGilly321: Great video! As it would have it you showed everything except the most
important thing for me.... such is life. Is the drive a standard sata
interface on the end; so that you can put in any compatible size drive and
use this as an external interface for multiple drives? I have a Seagate 3TB
drive I hope to use along with the 2TB included. Thanks.
Frank Loran: Thank you for the help. Simple to understand and execute.
Johnathon K: You didn't specify the capacity, whether you are referring to 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
model. However, either way, after reading many reviews from people have
disassembled them in order to find out. It turns out that the drives very
even within a specific capacity. So you could purchase 3, 3TB goflex
drives, take them all apart and find they all have different drive medels
inside with different specs.
Aeonity0: Ya, I recently bought the "GoFlex Home" (NAS) and thought I could use it
over ethernet (as advertised) AND via usb (which isn't possible... only
ethernet). So when I removed the base, I saw the SATA input and got really
excited, until I realized that the actual SATA plugs are too deep inside
the enclosure to fit a normal SATA cable into. So I (CAREFULLY) used a
razor blade to cut down the thickness of the tip so it could fit deeper in
the enclosure. <-This was all to avoid opening the enclosure.
Geir Eivind Mork: In my 2TB GoFlex there was a Seagate ST2000DL003-9VT166, which is in
laymens terms a Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB
Omkar Kulkarni: Mine 2
richardwernst: Is that an actual name, spudger? Where do you get one? Thanks.
ne0nsparkle0: my seagate enternal hd is making a clicking sound after i dropped it, what
can i do to fix i?
Aeonity0: ... I usually pull drives out of enclosures because, yes you're right,
external hard drives are almost always less expensive than internal ones.
Not sure why. But since this time I didn't purchase an extended warranty on
the drive, I wanted to avoid opening the enclosure unless I absolutely had
to (too many scratches and/or obvious tampering = voided warranty). So the
drive DOES work via SATA with the slightly trimmed cable tips but its still
difficult to set up, running cables outside the pc
Satyajit Mishra: Can you please tell me which Model of Seagate Hard Drive was inside the
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