This can be useful for homemade external hard drives, and it can be a convinient storage place for an extra internal hard drive.
Step 1: Things You Will Need
-Cooling fan (optional).
Step 2: Unscrewing the Housing
Keep the screws because you will need them for later.
Once you take out the screws, the plate should easily slide off.
Step 3: Snap the Flap!
You can use a screwdriver or anything flat that you can slide underneath.
Step 4: Prying the Plate Off.
plastic plate of the front.
You will notice there is two clips on the side holding the plate onto
the housing, slowly push them down with a screwdriver while
pushing forward, ..it should slowly ease off the metal casing.
Step 5: Taking Out the CDROM
-some hard drives may have screws holding them down.
Step 6: Making the Fan Hole
In this step you will need to remove the
plastic disk on the top of the casing, to provide a place
for the fan to go.
All you need to do is push out the plastic disk from the inside
and it should pop out if not you can use a screwdriver to pry it out.
Step 7: Making the Legs
in order for the hard drive to keep cool.
I used some leather scraps and glued them on to the bottom of the housing,
and then i glued it on to the hard drive.
Step 8: Screwing the Case Together
Step 9: Mounting the Fan
If you are making this for an *external* hard drive I would recommend
you add a cooling fan.
I'll you will need to do is just glue it on top were the fan hole
is (step 6).
Step 10: Enjoy
you can use it as a protective case for an external hard drive.