Sunday, February 06, 2005

AcomData HD = Ulcer

A little over a year ago, I bought an AcomData External HD. They were on sale at Best Buy, I needed something quick, and I was low on cash.

This morning, it stopped working and I was in a panic. I use it to back up my laptop, and I also keep electronic copies of my papers and drafts from past semesters on there.

I thought it was all gone - I was terrified. I hadn't heard a clicking or grinding so I still had some hope. I took a big ol' screwdriver and cracked the case open. Got the Samsung IDE HD out of it and took it over to L-Hack's.

Everything sounded good - went to CompUSA and bought an aluminum housing. Everything is fine.

I can't understand why the power source or the USB/IDE translator went bad after a year. I hardly ever use it. All's well that ends well.

I'm a little concerned about the heat dispersion from this new case. The AcomData thing had a fan it in and this case doesn't. If anyone has any experience with these enclosures, I'd love to hear your comments.


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