Here is an article for newbies on how to increase hard disk space and get a slight increase in
performance. Here's a clip:
"One of the most overlooked performance gains is hard drive space. This is
usually one of the last things most people worry about. I too was one of
these people who never thought about it until I found myself with all but
1.5 GB of my IBM 13.4 GB harddrive full."
FULL STORY @ FUSIONHARDWARE (http://www.fusionhardware.com/da.php3?item=howto/perf-hdd_sys)