Double the storage

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 at 08:58pm

On my way home from work tonight I picked up the pair of 320GB hard drives that I am using to replace my (full) pair of 160GB hard drives. That is exactly double the capacity.

It took longer to mount them in the case and attempt to arrange the cables nicely than it did to create the striped volume across the two drives and format it in the freshly installed box . I wonder how long it will take me to get used to seeing a 596GB (real GB not marketing GB) partition.

I am currently rsyncing the data across from the old drives in their temporary home which should be complete in a few hours. Despite doubling the capacity I will end up with less than 50% available as it will also include data from another 40GB partition.

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