I've been researching SAN networks over the last few days, and I have a general idea of what I'd like my home network to look like when it's complete. I'd love some feedback on my plan, and I also want to make sure that the hardware I buy will work together. For my server, I have a Power Mac G5 with 10.5 Server. I plan to install three PCI-X gigabit ethernet cards and use link aggregation to achieve a 4 Gbps connection to my ethernet switch. The ethernet switch will be some kind of Dell PowerConnect probably, 24 gigabit ethernet ports and 2 fibre 2 Gbps ports. Four of the ethernet ports will connect to the G5. The WAN port will connect to my modem. Another ethernet port will connect to my wireless access point. The two fibre ports will connect to an XServe RAID. My questions: Will this kind of configuration work? Can I boot my Power Mac G5 from the XServe RAID, and if so, would that be faster than booting from the internal hard drive (1.5 Gbps SATA)? Will my other computers (connected via WiFi) be able to connect to and backup to the XServe RAID? I know this was a confusing post, and maybe I have no idea what I'm doing, but if anyone could advise me that would be much appreciated!