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Take apart external seagate drive

How can I disassemble one of these:

I've looked everywhere for information on this, but found very little. The most I could find was that the enclosure seems to use some special locking system. I've tried everything to open this thing up and I want to put the drive in my computer. Doing this without destroying the enclosure is not nessecary, but preferred if possible.

Bonus Question: (Also, I just bought a 250 WD passport - I've heard that some have had DOA issues, but so did my seagate and I never had any problems with it. Thoughts?)
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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
Seems that you will have to break it to get in.

"We were disappointed to find, from our Seagate sources themselves, that there was no method of getting inside the casing besides to crack the thing open with a screw driver."


Re the WD passprt, there were a lot of them and the My Books which failed but they seem to have sorted that issue out now and we have a few and one of our customers have a stack and no problems.

I've had an external WD250 which failed. Bad sectors. Wasn't too happy about it. had no service for it.
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