Upgrade, we must (and, apparently, without cease)

No sooner had we replaced our Mac’s 320 GB hard drive (it was full, getting slow and we were seeing ‘disk full’ errors) with a server-grade 1-terabyte unit, than our pre-ordered copy of Snow Leopard arrived.

No sooner had we installed the new OS, but our backup hard drive, began throwing ‘disk full ‘errors (via Apple’s Time Machine backup program). Sheesh.

So we just bit the bullet, and ordered a 2 TB backup drive, and a 1-TB replacement for the only other sub-terabyte drive left in my Mac tower, which machine, as of this evening, has 5 terabytes of disk storage. With luck, this will get me through another year. By which time, Lord willing, I will be in the market for 50 terabytes and a new computer…

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About Chris Gulker

Chris Gulker, a self-described Infuential Blogger, lived in Menlo Park, California with spouse Linda. He passed away in late October 2010.
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2 Responses to Upgrade, we must (and, apparently, without cease)

  1. Anonymous says:

    U haven’t been writing 5 terabytes of blogs.

  2. Chris Gulker says:

    True, but all the outtakes and also-rans had chewed up a bit more than 2 TB, which was what the last generation of 160 to 320 GB drives amounted to. They were full, backup was full… it was time to go to the next level.

    Mostly it’s the photos, all of which I tend to keep, because I edit in camera, and we use stuff ‘from the morgue’ reasonabl often. It’s easier to keep a lot of stuff on disk than go out and re-shoot pictures….

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