[PLUG-TALK] Extract 2.5" SSD from 3.5" case

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Tue Dec 31 14:36:16 PST 2019

On Tue, 31 Dec 2019, Keith Lofstrom wrote:

> Someday, one of these drives will terminally misbehave, and I will bring
> it to Clinic for a public shaming, execution, and autopsy. For the
> execution, I'll wire the 5 volt drive power connector to a wall plug
> through a 15 amp circuit breaker. Place on asbestos pad, cover with clear
> plastic box, stand back, plug in. When the smoke clears, we can
> disassemble and measure dimensions of the charred remains.


I just disassembled one (the orginal 160G/7200 rpm HDD) from the ThinkPad
X200. All metal and plastic pieces are in the recycling bin for collection
Thursday; the PC board is in the FG box. The platter's diameter is 2-9/16".


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