I bought a 5 TB drive at COSTCO for $140 today. FIVE Terabytes! Let me explain why this is exciting. My first â€œhard driveâ€ was actually a â€œHard Card;â€ 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 didnâ€™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 â€œthingieâ€ I wanted. (She could do that. â€œWe need a new boat? Hang on a minute.â€ and off sheâ€™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 â€œClara, youâ€™re running out of gas.â€ â€œClara, you left your lights on.â€) But she couldnâ€™t win enough to be â€œRichâ€ 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 Iâ€™ve done that are spread all over creation and back I can move to one place. All the video weâ€™ve taken over the years; in one place. All the documents Iâ€™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, Iâ€™ll probably buy another one to backup the new drive â€œJust In Case!â€ Iâ€™m pretty anal about backing up all the scans Iâ€™ve done cause 1) some of those pictures are irreplaceable, and 2) thatâ€™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 itâ€™d be. Judge did my case early. Nice of him.
Other than that I didnâ€™t get a lot accomplished today. The usual chores. Did manage to vacuum half the big room. But other than that I really havenâ€™t done squat. Nice day to be lazy; so I was. (Hey, Iâ€™m Retired!)