After beating up the whole LaCie RAID hard drive debacle, I am ready to consider a new storage option. I really would like to be able to buy my own hard drives in the future, and not get stuck buying over priced drives from the manufacturer. I currently edit on a MBP, but will buy a MP when they finally come out with a new model. I have been really thinking about doing a SAN or storage attached to a network. This seems like it would give me great options. Such as not having to have the drives attached by a short cable. This means I could have storage elsewhere in my house and just attach via the network. Currently we use two GL2's and use at most two SD streams with a max of four audio channels. Right now I have close to 5 TB of video that I am using on a daily basis. Two TB on a pair of WD external FW drives, and 4 TB on a LaCie RAID (I have to swap out the drives on these). Since I am working on multi projects at one time I am always connecting or swapping drives to get to what I need. Whether I go SAN or eSata RAID, I really need something large as in 6 or 8 TB just to get by with what I have. I really don't want to buy again, as the I have barely warmed the LaCie up, and just get something that will work in the long run. So, anyone have any storage area network experience?