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Thursday, February 11, 2016

I Need Space



I told myself that I'll write about something at least once a month, so here I am. Glad to be back. January was just like yesterday, now here comes the love month February. What have I been up to? Well, I've been busy surfing the Internet doing all kinds of research mostly about dieting, makeup, DIY dust mites kiler or just pretty much anything that make sense to me. I also had a quick visit to the doctor two weeks ago because I was feeling weak and nauseous after my monthly period and I'm not even sure if it has anything to do with that or I've just been spending too much time in front of the computer, I don't know. Anyhow, I was prescribed Betahistine to make the dizziness go away (Betahistine dihydrochloride is an anti-vertigo drug. It is commonly prescribed for balance disorders or to alleviate vertigo symptoms associated with Ménière's disease. Wikipediaand Polynerv 500 (for vitamin B deficiency).  I've been okay for a week now, thank God because I hate going to the doctor just for some prescription and I don't have faith in medicines but they just work right?

So, my sister and I have been downloading tons of movies lately that we decided to purchase a Transcend StoreJet 1TB 25M3 portable hard drive (for a review of this product you may go to this link http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/portable-storage/transcend-storejet-25m3-portable-hard-drive-review-3596249/)  from Lazada for back up. As much as I don't want to buy anything from Lazada anymore because I despise them for the bad experience I had with them last year, my sister and I are left with no choice because they have the cheapest price online plus it is free shipping for items over 1k. As expected it took forever for the item to arrive but that's another story and I don't want to talk about it.

The package finally arrived in good condition yesterday via Air 21. I unpacked it immediately, took some photos and plugged it in to my Macbook. I tried transferring files right away but it did not work. I thought about 'Googling' for answers, gladly, it came in handy. I found a link (at http://www.transcend-info.com/Support/FAQ-878) that says I need to format StoreJet in order work on Mac (I have Mac OS X Yosemite). I followed the steps however, I got an error message that it cannot format the drive so my sister and I thought about a workaround that might help other Mac users. 




Here's what to do:

Step1: Click "Go," and click "Utilities.”
Step2: Click "Disk Utility.”
Step3: Select the external hard disk.
Step4: Select MS-DOS FAT and click "Erase.” 
Step5: A window will pop up. Click "Erase" to start format if you wish to erase the volume.
Step6:  A message tells you "Preparing to erase.”
Step7: Select "Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and click "Erase.”
Step8: A window will pop up. Click "Erase" to start format if you wish to erase the volume.
Step9:  A message tells you "Preparing to erase.”
Step10: Formatting Success!!!


Once done formatting I was able to just simply drag and drop all my files to StoreJet. I must say I'm a happy camper. I almost panicked I thought this portable hard drive is defective. I guess I will not run out of space anymore because 1tb is huge enough for me plus I don't want to keep a lot of junk on my Mac, I need it for work and I don't want anything to slow it down. 


Oh wait! My passport is about to expire on the 14th (yeah, on Valentine's Day!) but I'm not sure if I will have time to renew. I hate falling in line but I guess I have to deal with it, it's been 6 years anyway. My oh my.


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