Good to know, thank you! Looks like Western Digital might have some that are removable as well. I'm trying to find cheap hard drives.
Btw how old is your Samsung sp1604n? I just took apart a Samsung HD256GJ from 2011 and it did not have a removable motor.
Does anyone know what hard drive companies/models have removable spindle motors?
I'm trying to make this https://gieskes.nl/images/2012/eurorack-hd-rotary-encoder-front-500.jpg
I'm asking this because I ran into this