Question about Acomdata HD250U2FE-72 (hd250u2fe72) 250 GB Hard Drive

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Can i open the external and use it directly as a hard drive? it isn't working as an external.

My acomdata has been working for me for al ong time and its been through some very tough times. Fair amount of shock, and now its essentially stopped working. It will still turn on and the fan works, and even the computer knows when its on or off (the litle ding noise goes on/off when it is turned on/off) BUT the harddrive makes a funny noise when its on and nothing will show up on the computer. I need to get a new external anyway so what i'm wondering is if i can take it apart and plug the hard drive directly into my computer using ribbons. Does anyone know if i can do this? Because i'm sure the actual hard drive is fine. They are extremely tough. If you have any informtation about this please let me know. Thank you very much.

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Most enclosures can be opened and the drive removed to be installed physically into your Pc. Make sure your jumpers are installed correctly for the position you intend to install it on the ide cable ( ribbon )either master, slave or cable select. Usually when you hear a noise coming from the HD itself , that's not a good sign. you might experience your pc not even booting with that HD installed if its really messed up. Good Luck.

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