I was reading Steve Eichert's weblog when he mentioned Mozy, an online backup service. For $4.95 per month you'll get 50GB of backup storage. Even better, you can get 2GB for free! If you're interested, be sure to check the following link:
Mozy Free 2GB backup storage + 256MB extra!!!
When you use me as a referral, we both get 256MB extra storage!
Be sure to read the website carefully. Not because of the small print, but because of the extremely funny jokes these guys make. You just have to love them! For example, they advertise on their site with 1GB free extra storage space. With every new user that's using you as a referral, you'll get 256MB extra. "That's 1GB of free space for every four people! (We have powerful computers here that can do that sort of math.)"
On the weblog, you can read an article about defragmenting your harddrive.
Let's say you are trying to retrieve some data from your computer - for example, a segment of text that reads "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope." And let's say you want to get that data very, very quickly.
If your vital message that you needed to get to was on your disk, it would take you lots, lots longer than it would take if it is in RAM or in your CPU cache. Of course, 12 million nanoseconds really isn't that long - but the problem is that it can add up, and the rebel alliance really needs that data.
Laughing out loud here! :-)
And be sure to check out their probability is fun weblog entry.