Hi all, had a look around at various mac sites and this one seems to be the most informative. I've tried search my particular question but still not sure I've got the answer. Hope someone can help or at least point me to a previous thread that I might have missed. It's a simple home network, wife has an imac and I have a MBP, both running Snow Leopard. Our internet is provided by a Netgear DG834G router. Mine wireless and the wife's imac is wired in simply because it's near the router. I'm sure a novice that I'm not even sure what this connection is called, I think it's firewire but I couldn't say whether it's 400 or 800. Anyway, what we'd like to do is start making use of time machine to do some back-ups. We'd also like to back-up music and films to one location. We've also heard of the time capsule graveyard so are a little twitchy about spending money on a device that appears to cost much more than a normal external hard drive but still appears to have some serious reliability issues. Can we plug and old hard drive into the router and back up using time machine? Can we also store music and film in one location and pull it off via either device? We like that idea of plugging the MPB into the telly and watching films from our personal library. Can this be done? Are we asking too much? Should I get two drives, one for time machine and one for media storage? Many thanks and sorry if it's all been covered before.