I wrote last week: "Disk space is no longer much of an issue these days. Hard drives have become so cheap that we can almost ignore those problems." A newsletter reader sent an e-mail questioning that statement. His message was longer, but he basically asked, "Where can I find cheap disk drives?" He also said he wasn't prepared to open the case of his computer, bolt things in, and then hook up cables.
I took this as a bit of a personal challenge. Besides, I wanted another big disk drive for a backup project I had in mind. I decided to purchase a 500-gigabyte external disk drive. As it turned out, the price surprised me. It was even cheaper than I expected.
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