Managing A Growing HDD Space Better

24th Dec ’14

The Amiga 500 Computer



Manufacturer Commodore Business Machines
Model Amiga 500
Date Announced 1987
Date Canceled Unknown
Number Produced Tens of thousands
Country of Origin USA
Price $600
Current Value $25-$150
Processor Motorola 68000
Speed 7.14 MHz
RAM 512K
ROM 256K
Storage 880K 3.5″ Floppy.
Expansion Proprietary expansion bus
Bus Amiga Proprietary
Video A high resolution, high color video subsystem allowed a wide variety of graphics and text modes up to 640×400 interlaced.
I/O Parallel, Serial, etc.
OS Options Amiga Workbench, AmigaDOS
Notes The machine in my collection is missing one keycap but came with the original box and documentation.
Related Items in Collection Commodore Amiga 4000, tons of software, manuals and peripherals.
Related Items Wanted Software, additional peripherals and my missing keycap!


My first computer was an AMIGA 500

The Amiga 500 was the second Amiga machine produced, after the Amiga 1000. The 500 was an all-in-one design that needed only an external display to be useful.

I upgraded to an Amiga 2000 in 1990 this was the first computer which could used for Non Linear Editing (NLE ) .

Video bloat

So how is that my Mac which has 2 x 1 terabite HDD’s is running out of space AGAIN!
This week I had to buy a 4 TB HDD in order to be able to back up my active work and assets.
 My Desktop set up :
Mac Mint with 2 x 1 TB HDD the 2nd backs up Mac HDD with Carbon cloner
Media Vault – Passport 2 TB with current video works/files.
Plus two x  1 TB HDD – one with completed movie files/projects other with Movie content assets.
The external drives were not backed up  <I:(O Scarey Eh!

So here is the new set up :

Mac Mini : 1 HDD OS Yosemite and minimum user stuff
                 : 1 HDD for DATA VAULT with data and active file/projects
                : Passport 2 TB for media and project files completed
WD Book 4TB : to back up each of the above in separate folders.
The other ! TB will be used as 2ndry BU’s all completed movies.
I am wondering now, how long before I need another 4 TB HDD ?
Tom t

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