|Since I started this series of messages I guess I need to make a comment. We seem to be way off my original question. First, in the PC before this one I had two 250mg hard drives and I had a 250mg USB drive. I cloned my C: drive to my second hard drive and made a backup to my USB hard drive, which could be put away in a place save from fire, earthquake etc.|
My current PC does not have a place to mount a second hard drive, although I might take a look and use two sided tape, or some other method, to mount it inside the PC--the connector is there.
However my question was should I prepare for the day when my PC does not have a CD drive. My thought was to put the CDs I have on my current hard drive which has oodles of extra space. Then when I have to replace my current PC, which in all probability the new PC won't have a CD drive, I could if/when needed copy the info that was on my CDs to a USB Flash drive.
A long time ago Derek asked what kind of info was on the CDs. I quick summary is: Installation disks; misc. program disks; data disks; recovery disks (no need to copy) I don't know why I should worry as my current PC is only two years old. My last PC was seven years old and needed a new mother board, I just decided I wasn't putting more money in to a seven year old PC when I can buy just the desk top "box" (keep keyboard/mouse/printers/modems/monitor/etc.) for a little more than a mother board.
I think I'm at the point that says: "can't hurt, might help". Thanks whole lot for your interest. Uncle Dewey
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