GDB

GDB

Lives in United States Redmond, WA, United States
Works as a Engineering Geologist/kids photographer
Has a website at beckhamsbabies.com
Joined on Mar 27, 2005

GDB's recent activity

  • Yea, I know what happens when things get too dirty in a computer case.  I roasted an AMD processor and smoked my motherboard years ago when I failed to periodically clean the insides of my ...
  • Hi, Sky!  Interesting about using the WD Caviar in your dock drive.  I was going to use my unused WD Caviar as my main storage internal drive in my new machine but instead used a new WD Enterprise ...
  • Whoops, the trail goes down to the RIGHT of the photograph.  Sorry, I guess the altitude still is affecting my brain, or is it my over 68 years and still carrying 60-70 lbs. on these trips.  Oh, ...
  • Hi, George!  My wife and I were on the other side of Mt. Rainier last weekend on a 3-day backpack to a hidden lake not too far out of Sunrise.  The sun was bright and the contrast was, as usual ...
  • Tom, I think you think like me.  I have a couple of cats and older house that seems to generate more dust and hair than a dust storm in Kansas.  I have already plans to use a filter or two on my ...
  • Now, that's what I like...simple photo shows it all.  I will soon be rigging up a fan for my dock drive.  Thanks, Tom. Cheers, Gary
  • I'll stick with my trusty, never-need-batteries, slide rule!  And, I can still use it for simple stuff; I have several from years ago. No rounding errors on one of these...kinda. Hah! Gary
  • To Sean and everyone else who responded to my plea:  I got my external drive formatted (using 8.1) per your recommendations, and last night moved about two thousand pictures from my XP system to ...
  • I am ready to install a brand new internal HD into an external  dock so I can copy files from my old 32-bit XP Pro to my new 64-bit Win 8.1 machine via a USB cable.  This sounded easy until I ...
  • I love my SL1 and find my poor 7D hiding in the closet more and more each time I take a trip or backpack in the Washington Cascades.  You'll find many, many SL1 users here, with lots of them also ...
  • Well, Vernon, I finally got to our local computer repair-parts shop and luck must have been with me.  Although not listed on their hard drive sales sheet, they had in the back room a new 2 T byte ...
  • Excellent information, MisterBG!  I really appreciate your clarification of several key items, especially NAS drive systems.  I really never thought about how many zillions of WD and Seagate ...
  • I see lots of WD and Seagate internal drives on the market, including several billed as NAS drives.  Can a network attached drive (NAS) be used in an eternal dock for file transfer and backup ...
  • I agree about the software included in most all external drive units being useless to horrible. I like the bare disks in an external docking station. Thanks, hotdog321 Gary
  • Thanks, Brian.  I will look at the sync program on Monday.  Going backpacking this weekend. Gary
  • Wow, Zone8!  That's a lot for me to chew on.  I'll need to work through what you suggest.  I like your approach and programs/applications you use to accomplish backup.  I won't be able to look at ...
  • Carl: who is OWC? Now, I do have an Aleratec Hard Drive duplicator that also doubles as a SATA hub.  I could put a new internal drive in it and simply copy stuff from the old computer to it with ...
  • Thanks, Rio! "And as far as transfering files around, why not just hook up the two PC's on your network and transfer the files direct? Again depending on your LAN speed you can get upto 1Gbps speeds."
  • thanks, Zone8!  I have been looking at the Seagate 2 T external drive also but wonder if the included software will allow me to manually drag and drop files or is it totally automatic.  How does ...
  • I got my new Dell XPS 8700 and got it setup this afternoon.  Now comes the task of moving zillions of raw and jpg pictures, lots of applications, Photoshop plug-ins, etc. over to the new machine ...
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