should i try and find a exact replacement external hard drive case or not?

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Found 30th Sep 2008
arrrggh dammit, the usb connection came loose on my freeagent drive. rather than take it back to maplins and either have them swap it (as i'm gobbeldy goop at soldering) or get it sent off and risked losing my 150gbs of music i've collected over the last two years, i decided to try open the thing, to get the hard drive off, this in the booklet, voids the warranty, (which is visible, as there is now marks on the case) luckily. i managed to save my hard drive, by plugging inside my case (turns out to be a normal sata drive.), now i have the drive inside my pc, which is probably better as i'm cutting down on the electricity, but i dunno if it's worth tryna track down a replacement case (probably impossible) with no marks so the warranty appears to be unvoided, or just go with the flow.

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Is it an IDE or sata drive inside?

You could use any external-SATA caddy, its just a regular SATA drive as you mention

If you wanted to add functionality you could even get a NAS caddy (ebuyer.com/pro…893) which would let you add it to your home network (if you have one!)

Please edit your language.
I don't want my daughter asking me what boll**** are. :thumbsup:

Jumpingphil;3085419

Please edit your language.I don't want my daughter asking me what … Please edit your language.I don't want my daughter asking me what boll**** are. :thumbsup:


Tell her they are ]young bulls that have been castrated and that the op made a spelling mistake:thumbsup:

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Jumpingphil;3085419

Please edit your language.I don't want my daughter asking me what … Please edit your language.I don't want my daughter asking me what boll**** are. :thumbsup:



i apologize very so, your request has been done.

Thank you. :thumbsup:

Any SATA enclosure will work.
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