Sure, you could probably make the above cardboard storage box yourself and save $12, plus $3 shipping. But you’d have to drive to your local DIY cardboard box-making store, hope that they have the DIY hard drive cardboard box kit in stock, and then drive all the way home. Then you’d be in for a few hours worth of measuring, cutting, and folding. The cycle never ends – I see it all the time.
So you could do all the driving and folding stuff or just buy one of these from Brando.