After a series of harddrives crashes and fustration over the lost of data. I have decided to come up with a file server of some sort that will periodically backup its contents to an external HDD. This file server is to be used in a network with both windows and mac machines and should be able to share files seemlessly between the different platform. I know the simplest way is to have a computer set up as a file server and use samba to connect to it (assuming its on a windoze box). The other alternative that I am more interested in looking at is a dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. From the little research that I have done, the reasonably priced ones are either the Linksys EFG120 or the Buffalo LinkStation 120GB. Does anyone have any experience with these and have any comments on how well they work in a network with macs and pcs? Ideally, I would want a solution that has the potential for hdd upgrades (300Gb and up) and can automatically back itself up to an external hdd which is formated in either NTFS or Mac OS Extended; I have alot of files with asian fonts and i doubt that fat32 handles that well, not to mention the 2GB file limitation. I am not too interested in other features like DHCP server or print server, etc. I can simply have a router that does that. The idea is to have the solution as simple as possible and at the same time provide flexibility in the file system that it can support. Anyone has any recommendations or would like to share their setup? Thanks in advance!