Saturday, July 25, 2009

old computers

We've got two old computers we don't use anymore, because they're slow and low on memory. But, both still have files that I need to access. Both have broken CD drives, one is old enough to have a 3.5" floppy drive (but it is also broken), so the only realistic way to access the files is via our home network.

What I really want to do is copy them all onto an external drive, but I don't have one with enough space available. So, the project sits and the towers gather dust.

My task for next week is to aquire a large-enough external hard drive, copy all the files I need and dispose of the towers. Will update.


Jay Bazuzi said...

Here's a good hard drive for ya: 1TB for $100.

I have a USB hard drive cable for connecting any drive to any computer:

Also, I use a Windows Home Server, keeping all my data on the server. Then it's available from any computer in the house. I also back the server up to an external drive, then keep that drive in the garage, so it's safe in case of fire or whatever.

Clean ClutterFree Simple said...

I like the server idea. Will bring that up with the spousal unit!

thanks for the tips

Kriket said...

you can get a terabite HD on the cheap now-a-days! Splurge. Make the husband do it, men love buying electronics!