I've been given a 4TB HDD with a broken SATA data port. Plastic is snapped clean off and AWOL, all seven pins are still intact, drive still works if you can get them to contact the cable ends. In the past I've soldered SATA cables to drives like this for recovery purposes with good success. Now, 4Tb is a useful size. However, I'd not trust this one with irreplaceable data. Howeverever, I could see this being useful for taking a copied slab of data from here to over there. For repurpose purposes, I'm thinking of grabbing a cheap external case and simply soldering this sucker in. Can anyone sanity check this idea for me? At $35 for a UASP case and an afternoon of tinkering, it doesn't seem like a bad idea.