Are all of those digital music files eating up your hard drive? Need a way to back up your files?
If you have a laptop, or you're not comfortable popping open your desktop, an external hard drive is a great solution to this problem.
External hard drives have come a long way in terms of storage and price. You can now get a quality 500GB external hard drive for under $200. These plug into your computer via USB or firewire and instantly provide extra storage space with little or no setup.
If you want a portable solution, lightweight drives of 120GB can sometimes be found for under $100 dollars if you are a savvy shopper. Unlike their larger cousins, portable hard drives draw power directly from your computer and do not need to be plugged into a power outlet.