Thursday, January 22
Still not that much space
Brian and I did some research and discovered that I can replace my drive with a solid-state drive, wherein there will be plenty of space, and no chance of a crash. This is the best and only upgrade I can do to my computer at this point, since I'm not interested in a new machine just yet. I stopped at an Apple shop today to pick the guy's brain, and was assured that what we had seen was possible, and that it's certainly financially feasible.
But as I thought about my storage information, I started considering ... again ... what was taking up all the "other" space on my computer. The only really huge amount of space I could figure would belong to the pictures. My iPhoto file, probably, is huge. I don't know how to check it individually, so I thought to conduct an experiment.
I take a whole lot of pictures. Like, a whole, whole lot. So to go through the images I have on my computer and clean out the blurries, duplicates, uglies, and unknowns would be a huge task. I've never filtered through them, ever. But I spent a couple hours doing just that today, and from the pictures taken between May 2006 through September 2010, I deleted about 1,000 images, probably more. At that point, I checked my storage, and lo and behold, I had 5.85 GB of empty space on my computer. I figure, by the time I catch up to the present, I'll have 10 GBs at the minimum, available on the computer. This is amazing, obviously, but I think I still may go ahead with the solid-state upgrade.
Posted by Kimmie G at 11:30 PM