I currently have an unRAID setup I built. I am selling it to a friend to simplify my storage solution, reduce space, and reduce energy consumption. Looking at the alternatives that fit these criteria, I thought I might try a Drobo. I've been anti-Drobo and pro unRAID in the past because of the flexibility of unRAID, but I find that I don't need that as much as I need the other things mentioned above. I have a Mac Mini and a Macbook Pro. I would either connect the Drobo directly to the Mini via firewire or network it and keep it in my equipment closet (and access content via wifi from the MBP (not high bitrate obviously). One of the biggest complaints about the Drobo seems to be the data transfer speeds. Will I be able to stream a Blu-ray rip stored on the Drobo to the Mini either via firewire or gigabit ethernet without major lag or stuttering (assuming the file would play fine on the Mini's hdd)? If I go the networked route, should I get the Droboshare, or is there a better method? I will also be using the Drobo to store misc. files and house my backups from the MBP and Mini. I just want to make sure I have a handle on everything I can and can't do with the Drobo before I place my order. Thanks in advance for any help! Edit - One more thing I forgot to ask about was standby. Does the Drobo automatically go to standy and come back on when the Mac Mini it is attached to goes to sleep and wakes up? And what about going in and out of standy if it is networked. This is important to me as I would like to save on energy consumption when I am not using the Drobo.