how to open the maxtor personal storage 3200 enclosure
/ external case
some enclosures do not have slidable latches (see here)
You will need a long flat piece of metal.
On the sides of the enclosure are small slits.
If you look in the slits diagonally you will see a metal tab.
Slide the metal tabs about 1/4" towards the ends of the case.
The case will now open freely.