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I can't figure out how to disassemble a SimpleTech prodrive casing. This is the model with two tone casing and two of the corners rounded off diagonally. I've located the three (hidden) screws, and I've been assured that it's a simple case to slide off one of the sides. I feel like this is an intelligence test and I've failed it, but no amount of sliding or prying does anything. Please help.

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One of the sides is not really fixed in it's position after you take out the screws, you could say it rattles. That's the side that slides out. try insisting. It will come out.

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You don't say how all these devices are connected at any one moment in time, whether you use a USB hub to plug multiple devices in simultaneously or whether your otherwise detailed and very good description of the background to the fault applies even when nothing else but the problematic drive is plugged into the laptop, or whether you use the same or different USB cables with the different drives and the different computers. It's worth eliminating a USB Port fault or a USB Hub overload or a USB cable fault as the potential causes of the problem, if you have not already done so.

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The controller card has a chip on it that contains information in it that identifies what type of device it is to your operating system and then invites the Drivers for the device to start intermediating between the device and the operating system. Some error in the interface between that chip and the Lenovo is causing your problem.

It is purposeless to continue using the problematic SimpleTech Enclosure with your Lenovo Laptop. You have already alighted on the best, simplest and most practical solution -re-house the problematic drive in a good quality, well ventilated new enclosure. The controller in the Eagle case also has no 'history' with the Lenovo, hence the clean response.

For intellectual curiosity, you could swap the hard drives around in two of the Simple Tech cases to see what happens.

Also there might be a Firmware update for the problematic SimpleTech Case that might flash and overwrite the Controller card main chip. I am unable to check this for you as I would need the Drive's part Number. This is the relevant site:

I hope this helps.

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