Hey guys! I have decided to spring for a NAS but cannot decide what to buy... I am new to RAID but have always wanted one. I believe RAID 5 is what I want to go with as it seems to offer redundancy with better performance over Raid 0. Am I correct? I am looking for time machine compatibility and media storage, if I could access or at LEAST store my AppleTV downloads that would be great... Here is what I am between: Iomega's IX4-100. Offers raid 5 support, found a site where I can purchase for 679.00. Comes with 2TBs, 4 bays. Cons: No built in time machine support. Details here Promise's SmartStor NS4600. Raid 5 support, time machine compatibility built-in, 4 bays. Cons: Drives not included (bummer for the price). Engadget review here I know the HP media center is another option. Any personal reviews? I would lose the Raid option though which I was kind of leaning towards. Getting a little paranoid with the amount of valuable data I have aquired and having my external hard drive with all my iTunes content crash as of late. The Iomega ix2-200 is a 2 bay NAS with 1TB or 2TB options but obviously no Raid 5 support. However it does have time machine support built in and is much cheaper than than the IX4. How much of a performance decrease would I see? Engadget review here Thanks in advance for the help guys, my head has been spinning. As soon as I think I have found the solution I get turned on to something else!