Sunday, September 17, 2006
The iMac is working out smoothly, for the most part.
My iMac is working pretty well. I was a little bummed out about going from a 20" to a 17" LCD, but in reality the LCD on the iMac is MUCH better than most 17" LCD's. It's 1440x900 as opposed to 1280x1024 like most 17" LCD's. I don't notice the size difference nearly as much as I had feared.
One snag I've run into is that my external backup drive from my Windows machine is formatted in NTFS, and for some reason neither my iMac nor my MacBook can read it. I'm currently installing Windows on my MacBook via Boot Camp so that I can access it. Once I get that done, I'll dump my data on my iMac via networking and format the drive in HFS so I won't have that problem anymore.
Once I have all my files on the iMac, I'll hook up the external drive and set it up for automated backups, so I never lose my data again. I'd like to get some NAS, but it would probably be cheaper just to buy a low-end/used computer for a fileserver.
In retrospect, I should have just kept my CPU/Motherboard/RAM that I sold. The money I got was nice, but now I have these extra parts, and will probably spend close to that just to get a good backup system, whether I go the NAS or cheap PC route.
You live and learn, I suppose.
edit: Just in case "thepcguy" misconstrued my comments about keeping the old PC, I meant to use pretty much strictly as a fileserver.