When thinking back to previous computer usage it is somewhat funny to remember how data storage has increased exponentially over the years and probably beating Moore’s Law by miles. I still remember the day people told me why we needed a 486SX (25Mhz) with a whopping 170MB HDD. In more recent times I was happy to have a a laptop with 120GB HDD space. Until some months ago that is. When I upgraded my white MacBook to a unibody with 250GB HDD this Spring I also ditched the ‘it’s a laptop’ concept and started carrying more and more media files with me. 30GB quickly became a 100GB partition with less than 20GB available.
The same 20GB barrier has been crushed weeks ago already on my main partition, the OS one.
20GB being important here because it is the moment my OCD gets triggered and I start panicking about not having enough of free space on my drives. Yes, 20GB free space makes me panic!
No need to say that I need a portable external hard drive, but what size to settle for. Fear no more, if you suffer the same problem as I do: Western Digital has just presented 2 new models of it’s My Passport Essential SE series. [Read more…]