I also mean to buy a 300 gig SATA for Monkichi, my Ubuntu box. It will be there to hold my music. I calculate that it should hold 6,000 albums. Even if I'm off by 3,000, that's enough storage to hold my entire music collection. Whohoo. Now, I need to put my money aside. Street price on a Seagate Barracuda 300gb is $170-$180. (Of course, I could buy a Mac Mini, attach a bigger drive, and do the whole thing that way. Quiet and small.)
I figure, I can rip as I play Soulcalibur (or whatever).
That reminds me. I still need more storage. My storage solution works well, but the first drawers that I bought were too big, and a little too heavy to be convenient.