I bought a 5 TB drive at COSTCO for $140 today. FIVE Terabytes! Let me explain why this is exciting. My first “hard drive” was actually a “Hard Card;” a hard drive mounted on an expansion card that fit into an 8-bit slot inside my XT computer. The drive was a whopping 40 MB (which had a Max 32 MB partition available with 8 MB in another. Or however you wanted it partitioned as long as you didn’t try to go over the 32 MB limit). It also cost a whopping $460.
My Mom got it for me, once she understood what it was I wanted, by playing the slot machines for about 8 minutes. Big jackpot out of which she gave me $500 to get that “thingie” I wanted. (She could do that. “We need a new boat? Hang on a minute.” and off she’d go and win enough to get whatever it was she wanted. She once paid cash for a brand new Z380 (380Z?) with a customized male voice that said “Clara, you’re running out of gas.” “Clara, you left your lights on.”) But she couldn’t win enough to be “Rich” and stay that way. But she was fairly comfortable.
So, yeah, getting a 5TB drive is sorta kinda a big deal for me. And, what am I going to DO with all this storage space? Why, store things, of course. Backup. And Organization. Finally, all the scans I’ve done that are spread all over creation and back I can move to one place. All the video we’ve taken over the years; in one place. All the documents I’ve converted to .pdf format that I need to keep but hardly look at over the course of a year (or two or three); in one place and off my working hard drives. (Working meaning drives I use every day.)
Of course, I’ll probably buy another one to backup the new drive “Just In Case!” I’m pretty anal about backing up all the scans I’ve done cause 1) some of those pictures are irreplaceable, and 2) that’s a LOT of damned work to duplicate for any reason. (Which reminds me; I need to buy some more 50 GB blu-ray discs.)
Made a trip to Fife to the Toll Court. Judge threw my case out because I had done all I could and it was the Toll folks that screwed up. Still have another hearing coming up for the other one though. Got there an hour early cause traffic was a lot lighter than I thought it’d be. Judge did my case early. Nice of him.
Other than that I didn’t get a lot accomplished today. The usual chores. Did manage to vacuum half the big room. But other than that I really haven’t done squat. Nice day to be lazy; so I was. (Hey, I’m Retired!)