Internal hard disk:
Capacity: 232.76 GB
Available: 740.98 MB
Yes, I have used up 99.7% of the storage!
Sitting next to the computer is an external hard disc drive onto which I need to transfer videos and photos. I've been reluctant to do this as I'm not a computer whizz, and I'm slightly worried that storing data on the external drive only - with no back-up - is risky. The trouble is that it takes a long time organising and labelling photos etc., and making back-up copies onto (say) CD takes even longer.
Until now it's been easy to find photos on iPhoto as the thumbnail view is as large as you want to make it, and it scrolls effortlessly. Putting the photos into folders on the external drive takes them away from iPhoto, and the thumbnail images are minute. But I'll have to do it, and then delete (aaargh) the files from iPhoto on the computer's built-in hard drive.
In two hours I have managed to free up 200 MB of space. That's a thousandth of what I need to clear. At this rate, working on it for 40 hours a week, it'll take a year to do it! I hope I speed up!
When I bought my camera I thought lots of megapixels was a good thing. Yes, if you don't mind your storage space filling up quickly. My photos take about 4.5 MB each and I now have over 10,000. Hmmm.