So, I’ve been doing some cleaning, and I’ve consolidated some stuff, and moved some stuff around.
I have a shelf full of “old hard drives”. It now has on it something in excess of four or five terabytes of storage space which I’m not using because I just plain don’t have any immediate use for it. It’s drives that were used for one of the old servers, or a backup disk from a previous laptop that I’m not quite sure I want to wipe out now, or whatever… And it’s a few terabytes of space. And not only am I not currently using it, I don’t have any immediate plans to use it. The biggest impetus to do anything about it all, really, is the realization that it’s getting full and I can’t stash my old drives there anymore until I clear it out or something.
Date: 2010-09-28 07:47:38 -0500
Now you just have to realize that any new machine you buy won’t be able to use any of these disks as it’s bound to have another interface entirely. I just dumped a handful of ATA disks at the recycling station because who needs a 10 Gb ATA disk these days? It’s grim indeed… Took a hammer to them first though, so I got a bit of use out of them. :-)