Since the recent crash of our SAN at work, we’ve been looking into new backup procedures and, in turn, are trying to estimate storage usage for the next 2 years. It’s gotten me to think a lot about personal storage at home. Originally, I thought I’d just add a DVD-RW drive and do monthly archiving and weekly backups. Now I’m thinking of just moving my 80GB drives into a decent stand-alone file server I could build with a DVD-RW backup and archive system. I’ll update this post later with specs and prices I find today. Whatever I decide to do, I need to do it soon because I am all out of space.