DOWN: I recently upgraded my desktop media machine from the decade-old graphite iMac G3/400 to an only-half-decade-old G4/1.25 eMac. The problem, of course, occurred when moving my music library. Granted, the vast majority of it was on an external FireWire hard drive, but I had started ripping my CDs on the old machine straight to the itty-bitty 13Gb internal drive. The sequence went something like this:
- Start ripping CDs to hard drive.
- Panic when you realize that you are going to fill the whole thing up. Only rip "favorite songs" off albums.
- Buy external drive. Continue ripping "favorites" by reflex.
- Realize that new external drive has ample room for entire CD collection; resume ripping complete CDs.