Wednesday, December 26, 2012

How to disassemble Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive

How to disassemble Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive and prepare it for first use.




This is about Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive.
The hdd you will get at the end of this is a 3TB Seagate Barrucada.

You will need to convert this HDD to GPT partition before use. See below for more details.

Model number: 
ST3000DM001
Datasheet:
http://www.seagate.com/files/staticfiles/docs/pdf/datasheet/disc/barracuda-ds1737-1-1111us.pdf
Speed: 7200RPM
Cache: 64mb

For the portable version, please refer to this post.:
http://bychaw.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/what-is-inside-seagate-expansion.html


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View the unboxing video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTpkLYZt0Uk&feature=youtu.be



View the dis-assembly video here:






Seagate 3TB Expansion desktop drive:



To remove the case, look for the power/usb port side



Slowly use a clip to unlock these clips... swap to the opp side.. do the same.. and then do the same to the sides..

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The drive that you will get is a Seagate Barrucada

Picture of the USB to SATA converter:




Preparing your 3TB Drive for first use:
Because it's a 3TB drive, it will not work out of the box..  you need to prepare it to be a GPT drive before you can use it.

View the video here on how to prepare your drive to work on your pc:





More pictures:


Enjoy!




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