One of the many things I got for Christmas was a re-conditioned fourth generation 40GB iPod. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! to my wise and perceptive friends who gave me this device! It replaces a 10GB third generation iPod that Mrs. Geek gave me my birthday three years ago. I love my first iPod, but it was not able to hold all the contents of my CD collection by a long stretch. This new iPod will be able to hold the whole collection with room to spare.
The problem now is ripping all that additional music and storing it somewhere on a computer (I prefer to just automatically sync my iPod, rather than manually control the copy process). I solved the latter problem by buying a 160GB SATA drive for a mere $80 this past weekend (I remember when I got a hard drive for something like 20 cents a MB, not 50 cents a GB!). No I just need to use iTunes to convert all of my remaining CDs into files that my iPod can understand. That process will take a while -- weeks probably, a month maybe, possibly more.
I think it will be worth the effort though. There are a lot of CDs in my collection that I don't want to listen to all the time, but I get a hankering to listen to occasionally. Now I will have them all at my finger tips.
on 2007-01-12 at 5:51 p.m.
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