Even after digging through the forums here I am still lost. I am in need of about 3 TB data storage that should be mirrored at least once locally, I am copying key files to a second place as well. Now... my current solution is 6+ external HDDs from Seagate and Maxtor that have had a couple of unmount issues and complete failing lately. In net I am open to new solutions. Option 1 being Drobo, but from all I read it sounds as if there are mixed reactions to the Drobo being reliable. Question for me would be if there is any "easy to manage" solution that is giving me 3 TB plus storage, is not prone to unmount automatically like my current Seagates tend to do (not helpful for AppleTV usage) and mirroring in regards to disk failure for below 1000 US. I use an Imac alu 2.4 and snow leopard. Thanks for any advice.