Removing the Hard Disk Drive
With the chassis now exposed, you will be able to remove the hard disk drive. However, it is currently secure within the metal cage, and must be released by unscrewing two screws. One is found above and to the left of the USB port, while the other is above and to the right of the power switch.
With these removed, the chassis can be opened. This is done by holding the bottom half in one hand and the top half in the other. You should notice a line running around the circumference of the cage, and this features some clips that slide in and out of position when force is exerted. The top half, where the fan can be seen, will slide away from the bottom half; you should end up with a half-centimeter gap where the fan and the connector panel are situated.
Open the drive by laying the top side face down with the fan positioned next to the connector panel (or disconnect the fan cable from the mainboard).
You will then be able to see the interior of the external hard disk enclosure, where the disk is held in place with rubber clips. To remove your hard disk drive, disconnect the cables, lift the device out and then remove the clips. The drive can then be connected to your computer as an internal device!
(Note that some drives have been modified to prevent their use in other situations. If this is the case, you can consider modifying the enclosure to allow you to use a SATA to e-SATA adaptor for faster data transfer.)