The cost of hard disk drives continues to fall and despite the looming promise of affordable high-performance solid state alternatives, there has arguably never been a better time to buy.
Take for example this deal currently available at Tesco Direct: Iomega 1TB desktop hard drive - £69.97.
Granted, the drive features only USB 2.0 connectivity and its 1TB capacity has been eclipsed by Western Digital's 2TB monster, but at £69.97, it's providing roughly 1GB of external storage for every 0.07p spent.
Making the deal that little bit sweeter, Tesco is offering double Clubcard points for orders placed via its website and voucher code XXG7KD is currently knocking an additional £6 off. Go via Quidco and a further three per cent cashback will bring the price close to £60.
External storage just doesn't get much cheaper than that.