Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nerdy Stuff

Okay--so not everyone will appreciate this post. But this little rectangular-shaped item brings a BIG smile to my face. In case you do not have a single nerdy bone in your body, I'll fill you in on what this little device is and how it could give me so much joy. This device is my new 1 TB (terabyte) External Hard Drive. A terabyte is 1 thousand gigabytes or a thousand billion bytes. Bytes store information on a computer. In my case, I need those "bytes" to store glorious photos.

I have been desperately needing some more "bytes" for a while now. My DVD drive has been burnin' up DVDs like mad. I have been searching my current external hard drive for any bit of space it might have left and deleting any unnecessary items that might have accidentally been copied there. My computer hard drive has been cleaned up so I can squish on just a few more files. And still I have been out of any kind of "bytes."

See, when you take lots of pictures and each of those pictures is a large file from a 12 Mega pixel camera, storage for those pictures will quickly become an issue. And when you run memory-hogging programs like Photoshop that require a certain amount of free hard drive space, storing them on your computer just isn't an option. So, that is why this little silver, rectangular-shaped piece of metal (and whatever else is inside that makes this miraculous device work--I'm not THAT Nerdy) becomes something that brings a big smile to my face.

So now that you know what it is, check out the newest addition to my computer family:


Courtney said...

I hear ya! I just got one of these myself and it was a glorious day....we photographers just take up so much space!

Tara said...

You are so funny! I didn't even know what it was...still kinda don't, but if it makes you happy, then I'm happy for ya! hee hee