my hdd stopped working and I used that as an excuse to update to ssd. Just out of curiosity, I opened the drive and ran without the case. Can anyone help identify what’s wrong with the drive looking at the video? https://youtube.com/shorts/DvrAmjFSaUE?feature=share
That sounds very very bad, like the r/w head are digging into the platter. That hdd is a total write-off. Also, now that the HDD is opened up, you've let in air that is not clean (like on a lab) so that alone is probably making the hdd unusable.