I need some type of RAID or RAID-like setup to store all my digital content (photos, home movies, iTunes music, etc) safely at a reasonable price (sub $600). Up until now I've been using multiple external hard drives. I've been looking at the Drobo "Storage Robot" (http://datarobotics.com/) for the longest time. It's compatible with Time Machine, however it's only USB-based. There is no Ethernet version of the device. This would limit me to one Mac or PC (We have five in our home). So, then I've been reading about Microsoft's Windows Home Server and specifically the HP MediaSmart EX470. It has gigabit Ethernet and some unique features like an "iTunes server" and media streaming to the XBOX 360 and PS3. Not to mention it's a stripped down version of MS Windows Server. Therefore, you can install additional "add-in's" like an automatic Flickr uploader, Amazon S3 online backup and Bit Torrent client. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not made a Mac-native client for the device yet. Although they have said they are working on one. I would have to administer it on a Windows PC or on my Mac through Remote Desktop Connection. It's nice that the Drobo supports Time Machine, but I'm currently SuperDuper (for Macs) and Microsoft's Sync PowerToy (for PCs)—and I'm happy with both of those. Obviously, I give up HFS+ for NTFS and SAMBA if I go with the Windows Home Server, which may be an issue for Spotlight. Any thoughts or experiences? They're roughly the same price.