What do you use your flash or hard drives for, if you have any?

United States
August 31, 2009 11:12pm CST
I've been buying hard drives for years for one reason: To store all the good and interesting stuff that might not be there the next day. Audio, video, text, games, e-books, anything as long as it's something I can come back to later on. As I said before, I keep what I see and I see what I keep. They're more, WAY MORE helpful in file storage than those 1.44 1/2 inch floppy disks. This is so that in case I don't have the Internet, I can view my downloaded files offline. I'm a pack rat, I can't help it. But I do suffer those times of "magically disappearing files", files on my hard drive that used to be there, but are gone without me deleting them. However, i've been through reinstallation of my computers multiple times without any other way of storing my files in the past, so I buy a backup hard drive to make a complete copy and synchronize them once or twice a month. That way, if I lose my original, I can have my backup readily available in case of an accident. I had to learn these things the hard way, but at least with technology advancing so quick, those experiences were worth it. I still have my older files from my CD-R(W) and DVD+R(W) files waiting to be transferred to my hard drives. It's my way to clear up space in my room and to get rid of disc clutter. If anyone else here have any hard drives, what do you keep and store in there?
1 response
• Canada
1 Sep 09
I'm kind of a pack rat in that if something that I read or watch strikes me a something I might want to come back to or quote. I keep it. so mostly I have flashdrives and harddrives full of archived files under tags for different subjects that I want to come back to but probably never will. some of the subjects are music videos, religion, mythology, ledgends, poetry, and ebooks ofcourse. hope that answers your question.