Having recently purchased a 2TB hard drive, a grand migration had to be done.
I’m someone who generally likes to keep everything within reach. This means that I do my best to cram as much as possible onto my laptop’s internal hard drive. There usually isn’t room for an extra movie or something, so I have to watch whatever I may have put on there already, delete it, and replace it with a new unseen thing. Not that it’s a struggle or anything, just a slight inconvenience at worst. And the “your disk is almost full” messages scare me sometimes.
So with a spacious hard drive at my disposal, the first thing I do is offload the stuff that isn’t used very intensively. Movies, music backlog, and the biggest space consumer of all: ebooks (among other information resources). I actually have a surprisingly sizable collection, 42GB made up of over eight thousand PDF and similar files. Some would call me a hoarder, but let’s face it, no man wants to be found dead without a copy of the Anarchist’s Cookbook on his computer, and the Cryptozoology A to Z is simply one of the essentials.
With the migration of bulky files and folders to the external drive, I have managed to go from a mere five gigs of free internal storage space, to a nice ninety. That’s where a problem lies though: I will very likely end up filling that space with other junk, eventually ending up in the same situation I was a few days ago. Luckily there’s still a ton of space left on the external drive so I can always migrate some more things if needed, but it may be smarting to just keep myself in check.
Eight thousand ebooks though, hot diggity damn.