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So I got a 250gig Western Digital Passport drive for $40 bucks.
One reason is because of an employee discount and the real reason is that it's bumblebee yellow and nobody wanted it and it was discounted like crazy.

It's a cool little drive but the color is killing me. There doesn't seem to be any screws on the case but I assume there is a laptop hardrive inside.

Anyone know how to safely open this up?

What kind of drive would be inside? 1.8 inch? 2.5 inch? Sata? Can it be used in another enclosure?
Edited by Truambitionz - 6/17/08 at 7:11pm
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post #2 of 6
LOL lucky for you. I opened up my passport yesterday.

and even luckier for you my passport was also 250GB model,

and if your even luckier than that it would be SATA just like mine!!!!

anyways the drive opens up if you just pry it up. the top shiny part and the rubbery part is just clipped together, as in it will just click right off. i did have to put some elbow grease into it.

anyways sata 2.5" laptop drive. mine was a WD scorpio
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Yep... this n00b is right again I have the 160gb passport and it is SATA as well... to bad it's only 5400rpm instead of the newer laptop hdd's that run at 7200rpm. By the way, try saving an .ISO file to it and see if it alows you to transfer it. Mine seems to be locked to .ISO files so if i have a back up file I have to transfer from one pc to another I just cant do it. Why did WD lock their Passport to .ISO?????
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182140

Thanks. I just wanted to double check.
I think I'm gonna go with this. Anything is better then that tweetybird yellow.
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post #5 of 6
They are just regular HDD and will work in other enclosure (w/ right interface)
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Also, if I were you, Id get this instead... Rapsody HDD MMC the only problem is that it supports IDE drives only
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