Not sure about that specific model. I got a Seagate external drive that has the USB ports on the front and that is easily dismantled to extract the drive! Look on YouTube for ‘teardown’ videos
Do you know anything about that 3.5" 6TB? If that's easily dismantable too?
Yes the drive has a USB-SATA adapter and is *not* USB direct onto the HDD controller. Mine was delivered today and straight out of the case, was easy to disassemble. Using it with an SBC (Banana Pi M3 Berry) as an S3 storage bucket (minio) for offsite backups.
The 6TB drive you linked to has the larger 3.5" drive inside, not like the 2.5" drive of the the one in this deal.
It's okay but it's about the right price for this. I would expect it to be about £10 cheaper to go as hot as this.