Introduction: Disassemble a Seagate FreeAgent 320gb (2.5inch) External Hard Drive

I looked around on the net for info on these hard drives and couldnt find any info on what was inside or how to take it appart, so I took the chance, bought one and took it appart to find its what I needed inside...
(sorry for the poor quality of the photos)

Step 1:

So I looked around for a screw hole... nothing under the sticker or feet, you need to carefully insert something between the 2 plastic halves.
I used an ipod opening tool which seemed to work quite well be careful about breaking the plastic locking tabs along the back and side

Step 2:

once the back and side tabs have been losened the hard drive can be pulled up and slides out.

inside is a seagate (obviously) momenus 5400.6 SATA drive (which info I could not find anywhere!)

Step 3:

to reassemble repeat in reverse!

Comments

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areyes29 made it! (author)2013-05-08

Hi, I just want to know, if I can use an enclosure for this hard drive? The port was broken so I can't use it.

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bbqpope made it! (author)2010-02-02

well... thanks for this.  I bought a 3.5" version on clearance hoping I could just steal the drive from it, It cost less than a bare drive, and I get an enclosure.  I sort of broke the tabs.....  but whatever, I have tape - which isn't as sleek, but I really could care less.