After creating what I consider the best GoTek build ever for an external drive option last year out of my CA-880, I was pleased to find a replacement drive this week still in the box. It didn't come with the paperwork, unfortunately, but the drive looks immaculate.
When I saw the end panel of the box and the large "CA-880" type on top of bright yellow, for the first time ever the name hit home. I thought to myself, "That really reminds me of the old CA-800 highway in Silicon Valley." Having lived in the Bay Area for ten years of my life, I'd driven on 880 countless times.
I picked up the box, curious where the company might have been located. "Surely not," I thought.
Up to this point after all these years I'd always assumed California Access was the name of the company. It was actually a brand created by Logical Design Works, located on 780 Montague Expressway, San Jose.
I looked it up on a map.
That address is at the intersection of 780 and 880!
I couldn't help but laugh. The drive is made of metal, and it is a "DRIVE". Why not name the thing after the iconic highway seen right out of the window. Hah!