I’m sitting at my desk this morning listening to my computer shovel data from my old 2TB hard drive to the first of my new 4TB hard drives. It’s an interesting sound, somewhat reminiscent of the computer sounds of old. Not quite the KA-CHUNK of the old floppy disk drives, but more than the silence from solid state drives. I would have preferred solid state drives for the new ones, but the cost of drives that large is prohibitively expensive. I’d much rather spend that money on photo gear and travel.
Our son and personal computer assistant Kevin helped me install the drives yesterday. It’s interesting how relatively simple computer hardware can be, as long as everything works when you plug it in. We learned yesterday – after a few attempts – the importance of first being sure that everything is plugged in! But we figured it out and everything is working fine today.
Today I am working on getting all my data on to the two new internal drives and two new external drives. I calculated that my old “backup” drives were at least 10 years old, so I was due for an upgrade/update anyway. This should give me capacity for a few more years of travel and photography, even with the larger files from an anticipated new camera in the near future.