Hello everyone. Hopefully somebody can help me.
I have an old 250 GB external HDD which I used to use for data storage. It's a fairly old model (bought it in 2005) and the USB port on the caddy seems to be broken. At first, I could have the HDD connrcted if the USB cable was in a specific position but that no longer works.
I was wondering if someone could tell me if this particular external HDD is, like most, an internal drive in a shell or an actual drive.
Unfortunately, I don't have the model number but it's a Freecom 250 GB external HDD. It looks exactly like this: http://img.dooyoo.co.uk/GB_EN/orig/0/4/0/3/9/403989.jpg
If anyone does know if it is an internal drive in a shell, please let me know.
The shell on it is quite tight so I'm going to need tools to rip it off. The drive has had this problem for a couple of years now, I've just not had anything to transfer the data to until now so I haven't bothered to try.
Below is information that can be skipped as it's just background on what's on the drive.
I used to use the drive for storage, as if it was an internal (I know, bad idea) and because of this, it has data on it I wish to get off it that I don't have backed up anywhere. Some of it I don't mind losing but a lot of it I would like to keep. I have spare connections on my motherboard for another drive so I was thinking of taking the drive out of the shell as almost all external HDD drives are simply internal drives in a caddy, as we are all aware, but because this is such an old model, I don't know if this is the case for this one so I was wondering if anybody here could help me before I rip off the shell and effectively destroy the data.
It won't be a huge loss if I can't retrieve the data. It's mainly things like music and videos. It just means that I'll have to buy it all again.