I've read a number of threads on the various NAS solutions out there, some that work with minimal issues on OS X, others that have nightmare problems. Considering this and the fact that NAS prices are a bit out of my range, I'm thinking of going with an Airport Extreme with a USB HDD plugged in to it so all my Macs can access media (movies, music, photos) and other documents on via the network. I'd like to know your thoughts. Here's what I have currently; PowerMac G5 with secondary 1TB HDD (where all media and documents are currently stored. MacBook Pro late 2009 model Linksys WRT54G As it stands right now, I treat the PowerMac as a media server but don't like keeping it on constantly (or even scheduled for daytime only) as it's a waste of electricity. The tower sits downstairs in the basement while the MBP is almost always upstairs in the living room or kitchen, so running downstairs to wake up the G5 can be a pain, which is why I'm exploring this option. So here's the ultimate questions; Is this a viable solution? I already have the hard drive and USB enclosure so all I'd need to purchase is an Airport Extreme. Is hooking up a USB drive to the Airport really that simple and problem free? Will upgrading to it from a wireless G be sufficient enough to stream music, photos (mostly) and video (not as often) to be worthwhile or am I just going to be frustrated with the throughput speeds? And are there any foreseeable problems with this setup? Thanks!