[rescue] Useful stuff for small spaces

Nadine Miller velociraptor at gmail.com
Wed May 14 19:14:26 CDT 2008

Phil Stracchino wrote:
> Nadine Miller wrote:
>> Very nice for a teeny-tiny disk-based backup system like Time Machine 
>> or similar.
>> But, 320GB 2.5" SATA are still $140; Seagate 500GB 3.5" SATA's are on 
>> at Newegg for $80 at the moment.  It's a quandary.
> Of course, for boot disks I don't need 320GB.  And NewEgg has Hitachi 
> 40GB 2.5" for about $40ea.
> Then again, at the moment I have an 80GB 7200rpm PATA disk sitting here 
> that's effectively free ... so there is still a quandary.

Buy the 2.5" and flip a few spare parts on eBay.  Quandary solved.  I'm 
trying to scrape together enough this way with my own spares collecting 
dust to finance the difference between the "fat" (144MB graphics) refurb 
MacBook and the price my G4 Powerbook will bring on eBay.

I'm also thinking about resorting to eBay for the motorcycles I've been 
trying to sell, since we've gotten nothing locally and from a couple of 
our m/c forums but tire-kickers thus far.  Of course, this notion has 
been further spurred by the fact that I just found a *very* cheap m/c 
I've been wanting for a while on CL about 50 mi. from my mom's.


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