[SOLVED] Can I repurpose an external drive?

Beachhead1985

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I have an old Hitachi Touro Desk 3TB external.

I stopped using it when I got my portable SSD, because; you guessed it: It's a brick!

Can I repurpose this drive as an internal drive?
 
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Of course. Most of the time, the drive inside is just a standard SATA affair. Bust the case apart ("shucking") and you'll have a regular 2.5" or 3.5" SATA HDD in your hands.

Beachhead1985

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That's great. I've had this for about 5 or so years. Maybe more. But never had an issue and as an external; I mainly used it as a backup and then stuck it in a drawer in my desk. So it should be very low-hours.