Originally Posted by preferredduck
they plug in usb and i am not sure if they would work after taking the case off. i know i can get a laptop drive to do this but since i have a few of those 5500gb external i wondered if i might be able to get it to work.
Most of the external drives i've cracked open contain the usual internal drives and their PATA/SATA connections connect to a USB interface. There's a few drives that have the USB interface built onto the hard drive circuit board but these are rare.
Pull it apart. If it contains a 2.5" SATA drive then go for it.