This is such a great thread. I'd been wondering for years how to handle storage of my digital photos. Seeing as I still have negatives safely stored from, oh, around 1970, it's a huge concern of mine. From a basket full of CDs to external hard drives - I've got quite the conglomeration.
Hopefully I can use some of this info to streamline my workflow and protect my work. I tend to 'delete, empty recycle bin' a little too quickly sometimes.