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so i journeyed to the store today with all intentions of buying a 2GB flash/pen/jump/whatever-you-want-to-call-it drive. i quickly dismissed the 256MB and 512MB drives, as my current storage capacity needs a lot of help... mostly due to use of the digital camera and photoshop.
the first option i noticed was a 6GB pocket hard drive: roughly the size and shape of a very large, flattened yo-yo [complete with retractable usb cord to further the analogy]. only twenty bucks more than the 2GB flash drive i was eyeing, it was under serious consideration. it's not like i was planning on carrying the thing in my pocket or around my neck; i just needed some extra storage. having it easily portable was obviously a draw, but not really necessary. i could deal with the yo-yo.
on the next shelf over and below are the hard drives. an overkill on the storage predicament and out of my price range for sure, my small mind ponders the need for 160GB of storage. and then i see the 80GB external hard drive. more to the point, i see the price on the 80GB external hard drive. apparently i can sacrifice a hefty chunk of portability, gain 74GB of storage, AND save nine bucks over the 6GB yo-yo. i suppose this is all old hat to you tech gurus out there, but i was completely unaware of the prices of all this stuff. and lo, i was amazed.
increase storage by over one thousand percent: check.
don't mind me, i'll be busy backing up files all afternoon. 
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006 at 02:04PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments9 Comments

Reader Comments (9)

I've almost filled mine. :) I can't remember if it's 200 or 300 though.
Jul 16, 2006 at 10:47PM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
my mind boggles.
Jul 17, 2006 at 07:19AM | Registered Commentermdog
Tobias and I have a combined 3,874 GB of hard drive space at home. Would you like to know what we've got at work?
Jul 17, 2006 at 09:38AM | Unregistered CommenterJared
will it make my head explode?
Jul 17, 2006 at 09:49AM | Registered Commentermdog
Not quite sure I can count high enough to document that...
Jul 17, 2006 at 09:53AM | Unregistered CommenterVelk
hard drive envy.

yea, I need to back mine up. I really need to buy an external drive but I hate spending money on myself.
Jul 17, 2006 at 12:09PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul
YES! Welcome to the world of external hard drive. We won't be hearing from you for a few days as you think of ways to fill it up.
Jul 17, 2006 at 10:26PM | Unregistered CommenterTB
I think that you should find a way to make videos of yourself and KT dancing and lip-synching to various songs. I prefer to see one cheesy "Christian" pop song, a la "baby got... BIBLE" (or whatever it was), one soul-searching country, and at least one foreign techno tune.

have fun!
Jul 18, 2006 at 10:42AM | Unregistered Commenterrachel
SO disturbing. kt, what do you think?
Jul 18, 2006 at 11:15AM | Registered Commentermdog

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