Asiago Becomes Manchego

After all these years, I’m still naming all my hard drives after cheeses. Ran out of space on the 80GB MP3 storage drive (Asiago) and went to see what the biggest ones on the market today are – didn’t end up going that high – got a Maxtor 120GB, named it Manchego (Amy comes up with the best cheese names), copied the collection over. Swapping out drives in OS X is as easy as it was in BeOS – plug in, initialize, use – no formatting. Remembering it wasn’t that long ago when it seemed remarkable that storage was approaching $1/MB. Now we’re nearly at $1/GB.

Bummed to find that iTunes doesn’t store those ratings in ID3v2 tags, as I thought it did – those were in the library file. So lost many moons of track ratings. Sent Apple some rasty feedback on that one.

2 Replies to “Asiago Becomes Manchego”

  1. Sorry for the late response. I seem to get your entries all at once. First, happy birthday and congratulations on the birth of Miles. Second, you filled an 80GB hard drive with music? You’re a champion. As soon as I get back home, I plan to begin digitizing my collection and will need many a GB to do so. I’m considering a Maxtor to accomplish this. I assume Machengo is holding up well and treating you nicely?

  2. If you’re reading from LiveJournal, the feed there got hung up for a while due to a stray bad character (now excised). Sorry about that.

    Thanks for the congrats!

    I don’t see why people think it’s so amazing to fill up an 80GB drive. We have about 1500 CDs, and we’ve digitized about 1/3 of them. We’ve got a long way to go yet!

    I’ve always been very happy with Maxtor.

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