Hi there, So I've had a crap month or so for computer stuff and a few things have failed on me including my formac raven firewire drive. Here's my current setup. Mac Pro 1,1 running Yosemite (well, I should add) 4 drives - 2 raid with aperture (450Gb), 1 OS drive (1Tb), 1 iTunes data drive (1.5Tb) External Lacie 300Gb with firewire - backup drive with some data Time capsule 500Gb - used with chronosync to regularly back up all data Formac 800Gb - used to store unedited images from my canon SLR as well as my aperture vault So I'm running out of room for the iTunes, and with my formac failing and losing some data (which I had thankfully backed up onto DVDs like 2 hours before) I fear the same thing happening again. I was previously thinking to just upgrade the iTunes drive to 4Tb now thinking to get an external big momma drive (like 20Tb+) and use that as: 1. My iTunes drive 2. My aperture vault 3. Maybe even my main aperture drive too 4. My unedited pictures archive 5. Moving the current 1.5Tb into my Time Capsule and backing up all user data there. I am confused as to what to go for connection-wise. Since I am on the old MP, I have no thunderbolt. So I was thinking to use FW800 or maybe getting a USB3 card (although I hear there are problems with sleep modes and volume mounting). Or the other option is getting a NAS and hooking that into my TC. Either way I would have a use a RAID (but if you have any advice as to which RAID settings to use for good speed and protection against data loss, please let me know.) I have been looking around and just got myself in a tangle, so figured this would be a great place to get some advice. I was thinking about the Lacie (since they have not failed me in almost 10 years despite being regularly used) Nas Pro, 5Big Network, or the 4Big Quadra but just unsure which would be the best for what i am looking to do. Any advice would be appreciated. Budget is, by the grace of God, not an issue (but not buying a rack!) since I would rather spend money now and have no regrets. Thank you in advance.