These beautiful external drives, both hard drives and slim DVD Writers, are available through an Etsy store that uses 100% reclaimed or discarded material for their work. Enclosures come complete with electronics and can even be special ordered based on your own specifications.
These beautiful enclosures made by Etsy seller BPCustomWoodworks are all made through the same process: first, the enclosure is crafted from left over hardwood, wet-sanded, and then hand oiled and polished with a protective finishing wax. All finishing products used are earth friendly and biodegradeable.
The choice of wood is yours to make and each drive is custom made to your specifications. You choose the wood from their expansive list of available left over wood, drive capacity and even shape, and they'll make it for you at a reasonable price.
The case is custom made but the internal electronics are sourced from Western Digital, along with the 500GB SATA disk drive. Housed inside the wooden enclosure is a USB 2.0 drive powered via USB, and preformatted to NTFS. The drives are low in power consumption and, according to BP Custom Woodworks, generate near-zero heat.
The internal electronics are provided by Samsung (model SE-S084). The DVD writer is an 8x device with a USB 2.0 interface, and is powered via USB.