Here’s an idea I’m playing with in regards to storage on my trusty and reliable 2006 Macbook Pro.
Storing Movies / TV Shows / Photos on an external drive on my desk.
I have a laptop, so its very portable, however, there are certain things that I only do when sat at my desk, for example, watching movies and TV Shows and any heavy photo editing. I don’t therfore need 300gb of movies and 100gb of TV Shows on my laptop!
Storing Documents on Dropbox
Cloud based storage is a wonderful thing, and Dropbox (referral link) is a great tool for doing that. A the moment I’ve got 3.3gb of storage space, which is nearly big enough for all of my Documents folder. Some of those documents would be useful to be able to access from my computer at work, and via my iPhone when at my girlfriends house.
Now, I installed a 500gb hard drive into my laptop last year, but after realising that I really don’t need a copy of Windows 7 on there via bootcamp, and I don’t need all of the aforementioned files sitting there, I could easily run it off of a 128gb SSD for example.
Possible project for this year maybe!