I have quite an extensive library of DVD's. I have been using Handbrake to rip them. The problem is my MacBook Pro (500Gig) is starting to run out of disk space. I use an ATV2 to stream to my TV. I would like to put an inexpensive Itunes server on the network so my wife and I can share the movies to our various Apple devices using airplay and airtunes. I love Apple hardware and know that if I purchased a iMac or mac pro I could gain some disk space, and it would work fast and easy. The IMac would be limiting as well since it does not have extra bays for new HD's. The Mac Pro is outside my budget. As much as it pains me to admit, I am leaning towards a Windows 7 box running Itunes. Has anyone set this up, if so did you run into any issue with your Apple network seeing and playing nicely with the non-Apple computer. I know several years ago as I was getting into Apple computers my XP hardware did not play nicely with my Apple Hardware as far as sharing files and seeing each other. The second part of the question is, if they do play nicely, what hardware would you recommend? It has been years since I have payed attention to Windows hardware and who makes quality boxes and who to avoid. I am looking for something that is running a base OS, and Itunes. I would like to have at least 2 or 3 HD bays available. I love Time Machine to back up automatically, does Windows have a back up utility that is similar? I would hate to lose all the media I put on the machine? Planed media would be ripped or digitally downloaded movies, Music library, and possibly family photos. Thank you in advance to everyone who can help.