R.I.P. Googie Drives?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LeeTom, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. LeeTom macrumors 68000

    LeeTom

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    A couple of years back, I bought a really awesome external hard drive from Googie Drives ( http://www.googiedrives.com ). It's the Googie Sandwich, and despite its funny name, it is probably the best looking external hard drive available PERIOD.

    Now, it seems, the Googie website has been down for a while, their store website is gone, and they may have gone out of business. Well, I don't know if they will ever read this, but they had the best designs of anyone, and I will cherish my Googie drive until it dies.

    (My original, the Googie V.1 died, and they sent me a replacement free of charge a few months back. Excellent support... The replacement was their even better Googie Sandwich V.2)

    Rest in Peace, Googie. Here are some pictures to remember you by.

    Lee Tom
     

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  2. Elan0204 macrumors 65816

    Elan0204

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    I hope you can still get support if they have gone out of business. Although, I wouldn't hold my breath.

    I've never heard of the Googie Drives. Maybe that is part of the reason they went out of business - poor marketing.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    They don't appear to have a direct sales operation at the moment, but here is an alternate link to their Web pages, where you can find contact information.

    Also, this is Jakob Hjort's general web site (Hjort is/was Googie's designer/owner).
     
  4. avincent98122 macrumors newbie

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    LeeTom still around? Googie enclsoure question

    I just found one of the enclosures at a local thrift store and despite the four bottom screws removed, I have not figured out a way to pop open the enclosure. None of the black side panels slide or move at all in any direction. I hesitate to take a jeweler’s screwdriver to pry the aluminum covers. Not sure the model as the sticker has practically rubbed off, but it has the round style four-pin port for the power brick and then two Firewire ports (not sure if 400 or 800).

    Any suggestions would be welcome.
    Cheers!
    Anthony in Seattle
     

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