So, because my soon-to-be sister-in-law decided to flaunt her recent purchase of a DVD writer, I decided it was a good opportunity to one-up her. :)
Grovel humbly before my 160GB Maxtor OneTouch external USB drive. Complete with a blinkin blue light.
Well, in reality it's not really a one-up on a DVD writer... but it will serve to hold the data I need, particularly large video files, and finally resolve the ongoing backup issue I've had for this past 10 to 15 years.