OK, this freecom Toughdrive 3.0 1TB USB3 drive came in, i was sure that it was fine and the plastic usb part was the problem due to bad design. I was right but the data is actually *encrypted*. So here is a mini breakdown showing the Samsung ST1000LM024 inside it and the encryption chip..
My point is that to get the data from this whether its broken or not you need the USB adapter in the pic at the bottom not just the bare hard drive. Will try and zoom in to show it
Freecom ToughDrive 3.0 1TB
P/N 56057 Model SSYACD
Mini tear down of the drive , its actually a Samsung ST1000LM024 inside the funky plastic cover