Question How do i remove this HDD?

COLGeek

Cybernaut
Moderator
Looks like an OEM system (i.e., Dell, HP, etc). If so, what make/model?

Also, that looks like a rackmount/cage for a HDD. Certainly not an actual HDD. As CountMke pointed out...something is missing. ;)
 

geofelt

Titan
Do not try to unscrew anything with a torx type bit.
It is likely a part of the HDD and you will destroy the hdd if you do so.

There are any number of attachment mechanisms to hold a hard drive.
There may be 4 holes on the bottom of the drive which may be used to attach to a mounting plate.
A HDD will, as a standard also have 6 mounting holes, 3 on each side.
Some cases will not use any mounting holes and just clamp the drive in place.

The photos help, but I think some more definitive photos will help.

Why do you need to remove the hdd in the first place?
 

BFG-9000

Distinguished
It's pretty obviously attached to the bottom of a removable drive cage. The top picture shows the empty screw hole where the cage would be secured to the case, so unless there's another screw, simply yanking out the cage should give easy access to the 4 bottom drive screws or 3 back ones

That kind of cage does not look like the kind that would mount a drive upside down there, so a previous owner may have drilled mounting holes into it. That 2nd picture though looks like the bottom drive PCB (unless floppy drives have sprouted RAM and cache chips) with no place for screws but the side ones, so feel on the back of the cage for the other three holes. If there is even one screw in those you will need to remove the cage.
 
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Do not try to unscrew anything with a torx type bit.
It is likely a part of the HDD and you will destroy the hdd if you do so.

There are any number of attachment mechanisms to hold a hard drive.
There may be 4 holes on the bottom of the drive which may be used to attach to a mounting plate.
A HDD will, as a standard also have 6 mounting holes, 3 on each side.
Some cases will not use any mounting holes and just clamp the drive in place.

The photos help, but I think some more definitive photos will help.

Why do you need to remove the hdd in the first place?
Since i don't use the pc anymore i just thought i'd use it with my ssd so i can store stuff on it
 

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