We made this hard … just to mock you




I had an external hard drive crash last year, and recently, we had an external hard drive case fail in the office. So, I decided to marry the two remaining components in a fit of screws and twisted metal.

Why twisted metal? Because, as I found out, just swapping out hard drives in external enclosures isn’t as easy as swapping drives out of PCs. No.

Each enclosure had it’s collection of pull-here’s, push-there’s, unscrew this, remove this sticker to reveal the screw, and yank at this bit for a while.
They both finally gave up their drives, but, after putting all the bits and pieces together again, I was left with bits and pieces that had fallen or snapped off.

Why can’t these things be easier?