Hi, I have a Macbook and a Imac both on the same network and both are running 10.7 I am looking to find a cheap way to backup both systems. I was thinking about putting a external drive on the imac and point time machine to back up to drive. I would assume I could point to the location on my macbook as well via networking (I don't mind to backup over lan\wlan) I was looking at this drive http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/firewire/EliteALmini/RAID/eSATA_FW800_FW400_USB (Can run as JOBD) The reason is because its buss powered and is firewire 800 +usb2 with dual laptop drives. (I'd get my own hard drives though) I was also looking at this drive for backups http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/Mercury-EliteAL-Pro-RAID It can have regular sized harddrives in it and go up to 4tb of raid mirrored storage. (Can it run JOBD - (Idependent disks) In the mean time I am looking for a cheap mac mini to run the drives and keep it in my closet and also store other files there. Would that be a good plan to work towards? I have not even though about apples time cap, just because I don't need a router at the moment.