I need a way to access my many files, pics and movies when I'm on the go (or anywhere that has internet access) with my MBP. I'm thinking of several solutions: Build a file server with 500gigs of hdd space OR Buy the WD My Book World II http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16822136083 The latter is basically a 1TB external hdd with RAID 1 and an ethernet port so you don't need a PC to access it anywhere. Which is the better option in terms of price? capability? etc...? Note that I'm a college student who can drop a few hundreds on this project but my resources are by far not limitless. I also do not have experience with linux, so making a linux box would probably be a venture for me. I don't have experience creating a server or anything and I don't know how to set it up on a PC or a Mac. The My Book World option looks quick and easy, and I'm leaning on that option for the moment, but is there any reason why building a file server could be a better option?