My laptop only has a 30gb HD, so at the moment I'm considering an external hard drive. I'm planning on getting a USB 2.0 compliant hub so that me and my roommate will both be able to access and write to the drive, but I've never used USB hubs. I was curious how it would react with 2 computers, a hard drive, and a printer hooked together. I've read some complaints about external hard drives, how bad are they exactly? I'm gonna try and get an old computer from my family's business up and running strictly for file storage, but it's only running at 133 mhz right now. I was gonna try to put Win 2k on it and then figure out permissions so that I can write to it from my laptop through a router. Is it worth even trying to get the computer working because I'm gonna buy a bigger HD either way, I'm just not sure which way would be the best at the moment.