My BookMay 5, 2008
I had an item in my OmniFocus VOX project for a while: “Commend My Book”. I’m kind of glad that I never got around to it. This Western Digital external USB/FireWire hard drive has a pretty pleasing and Applelike enclosure. But this week, after a year and a half, it abruptly stopped working and I had to tear it apart. I found out that the insides are also Applelike, in that there’s a whole lot of creative engineering going on in there, and trying to disassemble the dang thing to get something out is a real ordeal. I can’t thank strangers on the internet enough for all the information they offer; this guy and this guy had exactly what I needed to get the drive out so that I could put it in another enclosure and get my data back.