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Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed

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Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed
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Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed

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Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed
Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed

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Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed
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Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed Cutting pins 7 and 8 of the Winbond chip
Western Digital easystore PCB Dock 3d printed Cutting pins 7 and 8 of the Winbond chip

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Western Digital easystore PCB Dock

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$23.99
3D printed in black nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
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Minimalist HDD / SSD Dock

This dock uses the Western Digital easystore PCB, as found in at least the 8TB model sold at Best Buy hereTo clarify, this is the printed part only. You still need to bring your own PCB! The PCB fits relatively snuggly, and the dock has been designed to use minimal amounts of material in order to keep costs (relatively?) low.

In fact, the design doesn't have the requisite heft in order to stay put while pulling a drive out, so the base has a slightly recessed area to stick some microsuction tape to keep the dock in place.

In order to use the PCB with any drive, pins 7 and 8 of the Winbond chip must be cut (as shown in the close-up picture). I used a razor blade to sever the leads. More information is available elsewhere on the Internet, for example here. Once the pins are cut, the device is recognized as an "ASMedia AS2115" USB device.

Please note, I am using this with the "4060-705149-000 Rev A" version of the PCB. I have not tested the design with other revisions, as that is the only board I have on hand. It is unlikely that I will revise the design any further, given I don't have a need for anymore easystores for a while! So please compare your PCB to the pictures.

Regretfully, this still isn't the cheapest 3D print (especially if you also purchase microsuction tape), but if you have multiple PCBs (like I did after going on a shopping spree during one of Best Buy's many easystore discounts), it beats buying separate HDD docks from the likes of Newegg / Amazon.

Happy shucking!

easystore is a registered trademark of Western Digital Corporation.
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What's in the box:
Western Digital easystore PCB Dock
Dimensions:
12.42 x 2.71 x 3.58 cm
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4.89 x 1.07 x 1.41 inches
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