(Closed) Tech savvy bees….need help with HDs!

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 4
Member
11242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

External HDs should NOT be crashing on him. Crashing comes from errors in the OS, NOT the HD itself. He doesn’t seem like he really wants to delete all of this crap, otherwise he’d just sit down and, you know, do it.

a) He needs to invest in a large SSD–solid-state drive. They are much less prone to crashing.

b) He needs to sit down, put on his big girl panties, and get rid of all of this shit that he doesn’t need. Pictures of exes (five thousand of them)? Gross. All of that excess stuff? Sigh. I really hate clutter.

Since you have already sorted through the stuff you need to keep on Dropbox, I totally agree that he needs to just overwrite one of his externals and get it over with. He’s procrastinating either because he’s really lazy (which is my guess), or because he doesn’t want to get rid of this stuff. Is he a hoarder elsewhere?

Post # 6
Member
11242 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@texasbee:  I totally know where you’re coming from. I used to be a packrat and ended up moving so many times that I started to just get rid of stuff rather than keeping it around because I realized that it was useless. FI’s mom buys him TONS of clothes (well, she used to), most of which didn’t fit and ended up being hung up in his closet with the tags still on it. It took him over a year after we move in together and three years into our relationship for him to start cleaning out his stuff, and even when I’d start grabbing things to separate, he’d freak out and want to stop. He gets it from his mom–she has every closet in her house filled with clothing that she hasn’t work in years (including the dress she wore to his brother’s wedding like 10 years ago that she wants to wear to ours–it’s ivory!). 

I’m totally the opposite. I have a running pile for Goodwill and drop it off when it gets pretty big. I’m constantly cleaning out and reorganizing everything, including my computer files here and at work. 

Anyway, I’m glad that he realizes that he has to do this NOW. Maybe suggest that he do a little each day? That’s how I got FI to clean out his old room (I offered to do it for him, but he didn’t like that). 

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