Well, it's not actually dead ... it's full ... and it's not actually Crombie's fault ... it's mine for not monitoring the free space. Last time I looked, I had over 40GB left ... that used to last me two years ... now I shoot RAW at 12mp and 14 bit quite often. I also shoot a serious compact, the G10 with 15mp and I always shoot that in RAW also.
And since discovering that in fact it is kind of fun to have a life, I have rediscovered my love of photography. This is where Crombie McNeill comes in ... his excellent workshops / photoshoots with beautiful and brilliant models has caused me to fill a 16GB card once a month this summer ... and it happens again in a few weeks on the 23rd (the day after I take a friend to see Bruce Cockburn at folk fest.)
So, you see, Crombie is indirectly respnsible for me blowing through my remaining disk space in no time at all.
I went today to my favorite local shop (Over the Top Computing) and picked up a 1TB hard drive with 32GB buffer for a very low $105cad. Tonight I will solve my problem for years to come :-)