**Disclaimer: If you love the B&W/SmurfBox, you might not want to read this. At all. Ever.**
All right, so I decided this morning, hey time for the B&W to be our home file server. Administer the file server via OS X? Schweet! Bought a copy of the Hi-Cap driver so I could get all those gigs (not just 128) showing up. (Yeah I couldve bought a card. Oh well.)
I start thinking on just where I can get another hard drive into the B&W without spending another dime on it. I look through my junk screws and brackets, and whatnot here in the shed; turns out I have a few brackets that could be made to suit. I'll just put the thing above the CD-ROM, flush with it on the door side (someone just cringed, lol. Tell me if you did.)
So I do it up right: The brackets get straightened out instead of being right angle, I JB Weld them into perfect, straight position, allow for that to dry, and then decide its a bit ugly, so I cover it with black Gorilla Tape (hey, this is supposed to be functional, not pretty. It still looks better than it did.)
I go to try and test fit the door closed... guess what? Cooling isnt the only reason there's no hard drives up there, stock. I'm running head long into 2 out of the 4 memory slots and about 1/8 of an inch from being able to shut the blasted door.
At this point, I'm really upset. I KNOW the work I just put into it isnt coming off without a fight. I can think of something else that would come off without a fight, though...
... those 2 other slots. Could still have 2 x 256 ... it'll never need more than 512 in its role as a server.
So the plastics for them came off. Next, I started removing the exposed pins, in as orderly, and electrically seperated manner as possible (needle nose pliers, wish I could find my tweezers!)
Motherboard's worth what, $10/$20 on a good day?
Anyway, that's the beginning of my destructo-mod. Pics may follow unless someone with B&W love says, oh no please dont even post them.
Also curious, anyone else ever gotten this... brutal? heheh.