Upgrading your harddrive is tough. Moving those files around and making sure everything copies is a pain and it’s time consuming. Newertech has something novel that might help, a universal USB drive adapter. Pretty much any IDE, ATA, ATAPI, or Serial-ATA drive of any size can become a USB drive with this adapter, which includes handy status lights so you know your stuff is moving through the tubes. Neat.
Not for everyone, but hobbiests, pros, and geeks will love this thing.
USB2 HDD adapter [Newertech]