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Gonna need a bigger boat… [Feb. 24th, 2010|09:17 pm]

Some time ago I realized that one of the unforeseen advantages (at the time) of having my entire CD collection ripped to my computer for use on the iPod was the ability to drop the physical discs into deep storage and save some space.  So I did. I got some DJ style storage units, and there my discs sit, happily out of the way.

Recently, upon noting that the DVD cabinet was, indeed, on the full side, and having assembled a new DVR with a terabyte hard drive, I decided I could start to do the same with my DVDs.  So I’ve started ripping those as well.  Video takes up a lot more space, and I’m not doing any (re)conversions, so each dis takes about 5 GB.  Without counting the discs, I figured I would be ok, or at least to get most of them done.  I’ve half filled the drive, and I’m only up to Chef! (going alphabetically).

Time to think about repurposing an old system as a NAS, and to scope out some 2 TB drives.

I blame Babylon 5 and Buffy.  And I’ve got all of Stargate SG-1 somewhere in the future…

Originally published at lebor.net. You can comment here or there.


[User Picture]From: xiphias
2010-02-25 02:03 am (UTC)
Given that a 2 TB drive is often less than $200, yeah, no reason not to.
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