My Raspberry Pi Arrived Today
No, not really. I'm holding off on a Pi purchase until after all the hype dies down. This here above is instead the USB <-->SATA interface card taken from a bandjaxed 1GB WesternDigital external hard-drive. I originally intended it to be a Google+ post but I liked the image too much not to include it here.
I think the drive suffered from heat exhaustion. When it was showing signs of dying I took a look at the stats and saw it was running at >60° Celsius, and I had it running like this for months, so I'm not surprised it eventually died. Here's a tip: even though it seems pretty, and convenient, don't place external hard-drives directly beside each other, they will only end up racing towards unmerciful combined temperatures.
Posted at 12:29