My Book 1 TB


my wife dropped my drive while i was at work now the connector that  allows the drive to connect to the computer is broken off. well it was broken off inside. i took it apart. the drive im sure is still good. can i hook it up to a computer as a normal hard drive and get my data off of it. please help me.

thank you

If it’s a drive that came with Smartware that won’t work. The board where the port broke off provides hardware encryption. Even if you got data off it  would be encrypted without that board. Other than professional recovery about the only thing to try is getting a new port soldered on.