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Disk space???
« on: November 29, 2010, 01:46:21 am »
So I'm basically a computer imbecile, so when my macbook says I'm almost out of disk space what exactly does that mean and how can I get more?? I deleted a ton of stuff but it still says I'm almost out so what do I dooooooooooooooo. I want to keep acquiring more music and TV!!!!

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2010, 09:14:30 am »
Basically, your harddrive is filled with too much information. You'll have to delete files in order to save others. Think of your laptop as box, filled to the brim with pebbles. You just got new pebbles from the store and want to put them in your box, but there is no more room. You'll have to remove some older pebbles to make room for the new ones

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2010, 09:37:05 am »
^ Pretty much that.
If it were Windows, you could clean up unused system files and stuff and on NTFS hard drives, you can compress files to save disk space. On your shitty Mac, all you can do is delete stuff you don't need anymore.
I am running out of space on my old 1993 laptop, it has a 1gb hard drive and it has 10mb left. I am slowly deleting files I don't use, it is basically a music terminal with a DOS mp3 player, Windows 3.11 and lots of music on it. I am slowly deleting windows system files (not recommeded) and DOS programs I don't use in order to make more room for music.
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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2010, 09:53:59 am »
Wouldn't it be better to buy an external usb drive? I have one of 1tb, you could use that for your music. Perhaps even connect it to your local network instead of a pc, so you can access it from every pc you have.
But, seeing you are indeed Floyd, I'm probably just stating ideas you've already thought off yourself xD
And why does it seem that most people who own a mac are 'computer imbeciles'? Is a PC too high maintenance for them?
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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2010, 10:47:19 am »
This is a laptop from 1993, it has no USB ports. even if it did to use them would require at least Windows 95, which requires 32mb of ram, this one has 16mb and I can't find any to work in it. it has network access, so I have another computer with more space I can connect to and move stuff between them. This is all at my mom's house. If I could find a 1993 Compaq laptop hard drive, I could add a second one to it because it has a dock.

Also, Susan, do you have access to a desktop with a bigger hard drive? you can set it up as a file server and put all the stuff you don't use a lot on it. it does not have to be a new computer, an older computer with a big hard drive makes an excellent file server.
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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2010, 06:27:38 pm »
And why does it seem that most people who own a mac are 'computer imbeciles'? Is a PC too high maintenance for them?
Exactly.
Also, Susan, do you have access to a desktop with a bigger hard drive? you can set it up as a file server and put all the stuff you don't use a lot on it. it does not have to be a new computer, an older computer with a big hard drive makes an excellent file server.
Yeah I do... I'll look into that.
I wish I could just buy some more space, god damn.

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2010, 06:29:34 pm »
You could buy a portable external USB hard drive. if it was a desktop you could get a second internal hard drive.
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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2010, 06:34:54 pm »
You could buy a portable external USB hard drive. if it was a desktop you could get a second internal hard drive.
I got one of these!! FUCK YEAH!!! WOOO I'M GONNA GO STEAL A BUNCH OF THINGS NOW

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2010, 07:06:23 pm »
You could buy a portable external USB hard drive. if it was a desktop you could get a second internal hard drive.
I got one of these!! FUCK YEAH!!! WOOO I'M GONNA GO STEAL A BUNCH OF THINGS NOW
How big? Mine's 1 tb. It has all of my music.

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2010, 07:28:03 pm »
You could buy a portable external USB hard drive. if it was a desktop you could get a second internal hard drive.
I got one of these!! FUCK YEAH!!! WOOO I'M GONNA GO STEAL A BUNCH OF THINGS NOW
Don't forget to format it before use. In case you forgot, it's probably not that bad. It's just that the companies always say FORMAT BEFORE USE.

And I'm also wondering how big. Mine is 1tb just like Matt's and I use about 10% of it for my current music collection (about 80gb). But then again, I haven't been able to do anything for weeks since both my mobo and cpu are broken.

Oh and a tip for getting a huge music library: keep it all in one spot. And I mean ALL. Saves you a lot of trouble if you ever need to backup something
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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2010, 08:22:01 pm »
Yeah, format it to NTSC or whatever.

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2010, 11:01:12 pm »
Yeah, format it to NTSC or whatever.
NTSC is a television standard, NTFS is the file system, but since Susan has a mac, she has to use an inferior file system.
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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2010, 12:30:56 am »
You could buy a portable external USB hard drive. if it was a desktop you could get a second internal hard drive.
I got one of these!! FUCK YEAH!!! WOOO I'M GONNA GO STEAL A BUNCH OF THINGS NOW
How big? Mine's 1 tb. It has all of my music.
320 GB
Yeah, format it to NTSC or whatever.
NTSC is a television standard, NTFS is the file system, but since Susan has a mac, she has to use an inferior file system.

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2010, 10:52:56 am »
I need to store all my music somewhere so I don't have to steal it all again if I ever have to switch computers.
I have about 22 GB of Music in my Itunes library right now, what should I get to store it?

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Re: Disk space???
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2010, 11:34:17 am »
3.5" Floppy disks. 16206 of them.
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