lots of choice here but perfer using the cheapest way possible, in that a lot of old harddrive a just lying around unused because of their size being small people no longer use them
first the only thing I need to buy is an external harddrive caddie which costs peanuts, then I place the harddrive in and format it into NTFS or fat32 depending on what computer it will work with, lastly I make sure the I never backup stuff solely, instead I cross backup the same stuff between two drives, since no matter what one uses or even buys all harddrives can die in an instant taking ones data with it,
pros and cons, well as you can see it is free, it is all cross backed up so it is safe(since two drive will not die at once) and being unlimited it is easy to give away to someone else who has an external harddrive caddie too, great if one has large files like films and the like which don't need to kept since the harddrive is reusable for as long as it lives, however the problem with this idea is that it is limited to the size of what one can find though even then that size is growing with the general advancement of the the computer hardware
apart from the above the surest thing is burning to CDs or DVDs but the problem here is that they are set once burnt so the price builds up, they don't have the capacity of harddrives and the burning process takes more time than just copying to a harddrive, thanks
Edited by fleamailman, 17 August 2007 - 02:33 PM.