I don't know about you, but I have a drawer full of jump drives and little SD cards that I have saved anything and everything to. The only way I know what's on a specific gadget is to insert and look at the files. How tedious is that?
Not only that, but have you ever lost a storage device and FREAKED becaue it contained your whole life? Yup....it's happened to me before as well.
And don't even get me started on having files that are too large and won't fit, corrupted gadgets, getting a nasty virus...you name it, it's happened or will eventually.
But there IS a solution! Instead of paying money for a jump drive, SD card or other some such, try using the free accounts online to store and access. Here are just a few:
http://drive.google.com offers 15G
http://hightail.com offers 2G
http://www.idrive.com/ offers 5G
http://www.4shared.com/ offers 10G
http://evernote.com no limit, but limits content uploaded monthly
http://dropbox.com starts at 2G
https://skydrive.live.com offers 7G
http://bitcasa.com offers 10G
overall, you could potentially have over 60G of storage for FREE!!
most of these services are online
applications, which means that you can store and save from any device (ie
smartphone, table, desktop, laptop) and open it from any of these as well using
an application that allows use over multiple devices and platforms.