And lo, there was much backing up and file transferring in the land, and they awaited the new USB 3.1 gen 2 enclosure for the hard drive that will be popped out of the 10 year-old Macbook Pro that no longer can be updated and is too old to sync with iThings.

And besides, the trackpad has died, and replacing that would require disassembling the entire machine, and that is not worth the effort, even though I did RAM updgrades and swapped out the DVD player for a second hard drive myself.