Daily Archives: March 13, 2005

I For One Welcome Our New Storage Overlords

maxtor.jpg

Aieeee! Behold the mighty Max-Tor, avatar of the Storage Gods! In its capacious guts are 250 GB of file-encompassing void, designed to swallow the vast mass of mp3s, jpgs, wav and mov files that so recently threatened to swamp my computer’s hard drives. No more! Bow down, foolish multimedia! Thou art foiled, yea verily, I say.

More prosaically, my shiny new Maxtor drive is now the repository of all my various music/movie/picture files, which are generally the files that I keep accumulating, and which were crowding up my other hard drives, on which I keep my applications. I transferred over 90GB today and have another 143GB of space to fill, which should last for a while (the 250 GB claim is a marketing lie in which they round down to 1000 MB from the more proper 1024MB, so you really get 233GB, which is still quite a lot). By the time I fill up the 250GB, I’ll likely be able to get a 500GB or 1TB drive for the same price I got this drive for, and so on and so on. Basically, unless the Apocalypse comes, I’ll probably never run out of storage space. Heady times to be alive, I tell you.

Anyway, that’s one of my wants down. I’ll probably go for the chair next. I know, I’m livin’ large.

I For One Welcome Our New Storage Overlords

maxtor.jpg

Aieeee! Behold the mighty Max-Tor, avatar of the Storage Gods! In its capacious guts are 250 GB of file-encompassing void, designed to swallow the vast mass of mp3s, jpgs, wav and mov files that so recently threatened to swamp my computer’s hard drives. No more! Bow down, foolish multimedia! Thou art foiled, yea verily, I say.

More prosaically, my shiny new Maxtor drive is now the repository of all my various music/movie/picture files, which are generally the files that I keep accumulating, and which were crowding up my other hard drives, on which I keep my applications. I transferred over 90GB today and have another 143GB of space to fill, which should last for a while (the 250 GB claim is a marketing lie in which they round down to 1000 MB from the more proper 1024MB, so you really get 233GB, which is still quite a lot). By the time I fill up the 250GB, I’ll likely be able to get a 500GB or 1TB drive for the same price I got this drive for, and so on and so on. Basically, unless the Apocalypse comes, I’ll probably never run out of storage space. Heady times to be alive, I tell you.

Anyway, that’s one of my wants down. I’ll probably go for the chair next. I know, I’m livin’ large.