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I agree with video-maniac. DVDs and not practical for storage due to the sheer number of discs needed. I recently bought a USB adapter for converting virtually any hard drive into a USB drive. It works with IDE, SATA, notebook, and even optical drives. Only cost $30. Hard drives are cheap enough so I buy a good size one, (recently a 320Gig SATA), plug it in with the USB adapter, move the files I want to save, unplug the drive, (its hot swappable), and box the drive until I need it again. Theres no need to mount the drive inside the tower. This frees up the hard drive space actually inside the computer.
By the way, USB 2.0 is faster than firewire. The data transfer rates through this adapter are as fast as if it were installed inside your computer.
I recommend this device for anyone who edits video and wants to save all their work.
(Vantec SATA/IDE to USB2.0 Adapter @ Newegg.com)