Do the latest Seagate/Toshiba external hdds have soldered-on USB or separate adapter?

Discussion in 'PC Hardware' started by Atari800XL, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. Atari800XL

    Atari800XL MDL Addicted

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    Have any of you bought a Seagate or Toshiba external hdd recently? Have you opened it and took a look inside?

    I have a recent WD model, which doesn't have the little extra USB adapter anymore, but has a soldered-on USB interface (right on the HDD).

    I like the separate little adapters, because I can take those off and install the hdd in a laptop. After that, I use the casing for other (older) hdd's.

    Thanks...
     
  2. Bytebuster

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    #2 Bytebuster, Jun 5, 2014
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    /edit/ ...misread your question. ;)

    I've got couple of these WD My Passport drives. (USB 3.0)

    passport-2tb-inside2.jpg
     
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    Bytebuster MDL Addicted

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    ...yep, I perfectly understand why you want a model with a seperate SATA-USB adapter. I have done the same. Replaced couple of harddrives in HP and Acer notebooks - Turned out to be the 'cheaper' solution. :D
     
  5. jellybelly

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    Have a recent Seagate 3TB (like a STBV3000100) and it's a standard sata hdd inside.. but of course the controller board got fried and was smoking within 6 months and is now being RMA'd... so there's that...
     
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  6. jellybelly

    jellybelly MDL Member

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    No don't know the reason but this product line of drives are all over google for having failing boards.
     
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