Douglas Milewski (dacuteturtle) wrote,
Douglas Milewski

New Drive

I picked up a new Seagate 160g SATA last night. Danged quiet.

I worked on a backup script. Turns out, all I needed to do was cp -switches. With a little cleverness, it copies new files, ignores soft links, and ignores old files. I have everything backed up to it, and it is now half full. Dang.

Next step is to shrink my Windows partition to minimum, and see if I can expand my main partition.

I could really use some EXTERNAL storage. I'll have to apply my cleverness to that. I may wind up being better to swap in the 160, then reinstall everything, then turn the 120 into external storage.

In a perfect world, I'd be running mirrored 160's, if not 300's. My SATA BIOS can handle the mirroring.

I'd love to put in a SATA dual-layer DVD+/-RW. I'd need to add a card to make that work. Then again, I'd like a new AMD dual-core 64-bit, 4gb RAM, 3x300gb RAID. Ain't gonna happen anytime soon, folks.

Come the summer, this system will be three years old, which is my usual time to build a new one. My usual tactic is to buy "what's cheap" every three years. I get a good performance bump for minimal cost every three years, and spend about $500. This year I'm married, and it's not the same. Paradigm shift. (We'll have to work out an appropriate technology upgrade policy.)

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