Oh yeah, I found a 500GB hard drive…

Um, so, right after re-doing the Home Com­put­ing Mas­ter Plan, I found this 500 GB hard dri­ve lying around.  Okay, so it was­n’t “lying around,” exact­ly.  It was hid­den inside a $25 SATA dri­ve case.  I’d put it there when I got the bare dri­ve from Dri­veSavers (along with my $2,000 flash­light) with all my Pre­cious Data on it.  I’d trans­ferred all of that to my (then) new NAS, and appar­ent­ly dropped the now redun­dant dri­ve off the edge of my mem­o­ry’s cliff.

So I found it the oth­er day when I was clean­ing up.  I prompt­ly popped it out of the dri­ve case and popped it into the NAS.  Eight hours (or so, I went to sleep) lat­er, We now have just shy of 1 TB of redun­dant stor­age in our NAS.

I believe that is step one of the new Plan com­plet­ed. Cost: $0.  Well, amor­tized over the last year.  If you go back to last Jan­u­ary, the cost was: one $2,000 flash­light.

By Danny

My name is Danny, and I grew up living overseas, but have settled in Kansas, where it turns out some of my family started, back when. I am helping to raise my own family, and hoping to be proud of what I've done when it's all over.