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So a few months ago I purchased a 1TB USB hard drive called My Passport at the local Best Buy (now an empty massive building in a mall). Smaller than a trade paperback, this was a perfect stop-gap. It had plenty of room for my growing iTunes library, which includes many audio tapes and family history interviews in digital format (not all, unfortunately). After quickly copying everything over, I put it in our fireproof safe. If you want to see exactly how I did it, see this article about backing up your iPhoto library at About.com.
So if you can't deal with archiving things in the ideal manner, find something...anything!