I'm looking for a clean and easy managed network storage solution, as I'm dissatisfied with my current network situation... Today I have a D-Link router (645, I think), that really sucks. It drops in speed and connections, and the range is below what's acceptable. My htpc (a Windows 7-machine) has a 4 TB external HDD connected to it, where all my media (i.e. movies and music) is. Unfortunately the htpc's connection to the router is absolutely worthless, so making a connection between the 4 TB disk and other devices (such as our laptops or iMac) is impossible. As I see it, I have two options. 1: Buy the LaCie CloudBox 3 TB disk 2: Buy an Airport Extreme/Express and connect my 4 TB HDD to it The only thing that is in favor of option #1 is the extra functionality that comes along, such as the mobile application etc. I've got a 100/10 Mbit/s through the wall. The devices that are connected to the network are two desktops/htpc, four laptops and four iPhones. And most likely I'll buy an iPad within the next three months... Unfortunately I can't connect neither the htpc nor the iMac via cable. I have no experience what so ever of either the Extreme or Express and would gladly receive your comments.