There was a time when large amounts of data were difficult to move from computer to computer, or when one crashed hard drive could result in months of work being lost forever.
Now, whatever the data storage problem there seems to be a simple solution. Data from an entire computer can be backed up at the click of a button, while slideshow presentations can be carried around on a keyring. Specialist hard drives are also available to relieve computers creaking under the weight of a movie collection and for people who want to share data across a network.
The best data storage solution can be found by examining your budget, the amount of data you would like to store, how you will access it and taking a few moments to get to grips with the finer technical points.