For those following the "external hard drive for CD collection" posts, I have made a purchase. I decided to go with LaCie's 300G external hard drive. It will have plenty of room to store my entire CD collection (following volta's advice, I will use lossless compression for the classical stuff and high-quality mp3 for the other stuff) and a few DVDs and still leave me room to expand my library. And I only paid $251.99, which includes S&H. Thank you everyone who offered an opinion for your help with this.