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Seagate Barracuda external hardrive - damage to usb connector on

I have a Seagate Barracuda external hardrive. The Drive has been working but i accidently put the USB connector cable in the wrong way and this has damaged the connection pins on the hard drive case. My pc can therefore not read what is on the drive. Can I remove the hard drive and insert it into another case (I do have another barracuda external hard drive) and se that.? Alternatively can I also remove the drive from the casing and connect it to my pc via a hard drive caddy? Thanks in advance

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Yes you can, to all of the above. It's just a standard har d drive in the case

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Assuming the drive itself is still ok (it sounds like it would be), then yes, you can put the drive into another case or directly into the motherboard if you know how to do that.

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