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WD Elements SE 500GB USB 3.0 Hard Drive Disassembly

August 23, 2017 Jon 13 Comments

Wanting to upgrade my PS3 Slim to a 500GB drive, I tear down a Western Digital external hard drive only to discover it’s NOT a SATA drive! Disassembly not required!

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  1. Sumona Florence
    August 23, 2017 - 6:15 pm

    Fucks sake.. I love WD. But I'm considering moving to S**tgate just so I can use the drives out of their casing.. :f

  2. Dew Dusky
    August 23, 2017 - 7:08 pm

    Can the motor be unscrewed from this drive?

  3. Mohd Suresh
    August 23, 2017 - 7:48 pm

    tq so much for uploading this video man… very helpful… lol

  4. Fares Taher
    August 23, 2017 - 7:55 pm

    should i remove the ss flash adapter to put it in ps3

  5. Peter Slym
    August 23, 2017 - 8:18 pm

    Seriously, is there something interresting in this video? Why posting that without even be able to use the WD hard drive connecting.

  6. Dharambir Singh
    August 23, 2017 - 8:34 pm

    IS IT A 2.5 INCH HDD?

  7. Bot Zilla
    August 23, 2017 - 9:11 pm


  8. Aman Arora
    August 23, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    Hi i have similar hard drive i opened it myself without any reference what this silver strip is for ? I accidentally removed this silver strip.

  9. leão player
    August 23, 2017 - 10:23 pm

    Sei um canto que se vocês ac*mular pontos você ganha um desse esse e o link http://gokano.com/ref/TlBW39GeTtVJJlXOHS

    August 23, 2017 - 10:59 pm

    thanks for sharing this vid..i learn a lot…

  11. IamCceeLL
    August 23, 2017 - 11:53 pm

    Anyone had any luck removing the fixed usb connector connected to the hard drive? Mine is broken but i believe that its only these "connectors" that is broken and the disk itself is still working.

  12. Anjar Prabowo
    August 24, 2017 - 12:20 am

    I just opened my hard drive, exact version, 500gb. a bit surprised that the interface are usb3.0 instead of sata. D**n, now I don't even know what to do with this broken drive.

  13. David Harrison
    August 24, 2017 - 12:30 am

    I just convinced my wife to let me put her WD Elements USB 2.0 1TB drive into a USB 3.0 case. Once I took it out I had the same problem with the fixed usb connector. Not fair WD!

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