This weekend I felt the urge to upgrade my laptop hard drive. It was surprisingly painless. And well worth the time and money.
Going from a 80GB drive to 320Gb has given me the space to play with putting windows and linux on my computer. It means that I should have plenty of space to play with for a long time.
Along with the new hard drive I picked up a neat external hard drive dock. It allows me to drop a standard SATA hard drive into it and it will get picked up as a usb drive. It has already proved useful. First I used it to clone my hard drive before swaping it out. and now I have finally been able to access the old hard drive from my dead desktop computer. I found a bunch of photos from 2006 and 2007 that might have been lost forever.
I also finally figured out how to upgrade my netbook to Windows 7. It took some fiddling to get a bootable USB flash drive. but now everything is working and it’s beautiful. Windows 7 is totally worth upgrading to from XP.