|Data dumping ground: external hard drives|
Gone are the days of picking and choosing what to keep and what to get rid of. With hundreds of gigabytes of storage in a compact external hard drive, you can keep it all and deal with it at your leisure. Not all external hard disk drives are created equal, though. The simplest (and least expensive) plug right into your PC via USB or FireWire connectors. Network-attached options let you share the space with others, so you can all access the same movies and digital photos. Buffalo's LinkStation even includes a print server, so all the machines in your home can use the same printer. Whatever you choose, you'll be hard-pressed to fill up all that space.