I posted an earlier thread about getting an external hard drive for my dad's powerbook. My brother recommended a Network Hard Drive. They are 10/100BTx, 160GB, and work great with Mac OS X. I think it is a good idea, what do you think? We are doing a network rennovation at my house. We ordered a 24-Port Cisco Switch, and a Linksys 4-Port VPN Router. Also, Linksys 802.11g WAPs are going in I was telling my brother that the speeds of a Network drive aren't as fast as those of a Firewire400/800 drive. But, he reminded me of something. When transferring files, the speed will only be as fast as the slowest drive. My dad's powerbook is a 4200RPM ATA100 drive. No point in going with the Firewire 800 super speed drive, when he has a slow laptop drive in there. What do you think about this idea?