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Old March 11th 05, 07:46 AM
larry moe 'n curly
 
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Default Open IOmega external USB2 hard drive case?

I have an IOmega external USB 2.0 hard drive, model DHD080-U (USB 2.0
only, no FireWire). Does anybody know how to open its case so I can
install a bigger hard drive?

There are three screws on bottom, near the front, but they release only
the front of the case. I didn't find any other screws under the
sticker or rubber feet.

Also does anybody know how large a hard drive the IOmega USB enclosure
will handle?


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Old March 11th 05, 08:02 AM
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Some of there cases have surface rubber feet, or inserted rubber feet.
Remove the rubber feet to gain access to the screws under them. This is the
case for most of these types of utility boxes.

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I have an IOmega external USB 2.0 hard drive, model DHD080-U (USB 2.0
only, no FireWire). Does anybody know how to open its case so I can
install a bigger hard drive?

There are three screws on bottom, near the front, but they release only
the front of the case. I didn't find any other screws under the
sticker or rubber feet.

Also does anybody know how large a hard drive the IOmega USB enclosure
will handle?


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Old March 11th 05, 12:25 PM
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Jerry G. wrote:
Some of there cases have surface rubber feet, or inserted
rubber feet. Remove the rubber feet to gain access to the
screws under them. This is the case for most of these types
of utility boxes.


Thanks, Jerry. I found two hidden screws under them and opened it up.
The ventilation of this drive doesn't seem to be very good because the
case has almost no openings, and the IDE drive inside has a metal cover
over its PC board that blocks all air flow. I'm thinking of
drilling holes in the cover.

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Old March 13th 05, 07:58 AM
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If you drill holes, just be careful of staples and other office crap that
might get onto the PCB and cause problems.

--Dan (who once dropped a full box of paperclips onto his running
motherboard without problem)

"larry moe 'n curly" wrote in message
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Thanks, Jerry. I found two hidden screws under them and opened it up.
The ventilation of this drive doesn't seem to be very good because the
case has almost no openings, and the IDE drive inside has a metal cover
over its PC board that blocks all air flow. I'm thinking of
drilling holes in the cover.



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Old March 13th 05, 12:16 PM
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dg wrote:
If you drill holes, just be careful of staples and other office
crap that might get onto the PCB and cause problems.


Good idea. Fortunately the adults here are very careful, and the
electric shock dog training collar we put around our kid's neck has
been very effective in preventing mischief, especially ever since it
was rigged to be triggered automatically by any of the numerous motion
sensors around the house.



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