Being a laptop user, the bane of my life has always been hard disk space. My current Toshiba shipped with a 60 GB drive which although good by last Octobers standards, quickly got filled. So I started looking for a cheap solution and settled on an external drive as opposed to replacing the internal unit. Particularly as the space is mainly for mp3's, avi, mpeg's etc. Well I found today, more through luck than judgement, a Maxtor 160 GB external drive. It connects by USB 2.0 or Firewire. Now I didn't have either of these on my current laptop, so I purchased a Adaptec PCMCIA card which provided both. Set up was sorted within 1 minute. Attach, and supply drivers when the "wizard" prompts. Unbeleiveable, 160 GB. I remember my first 100MB hard drive!