Hello, i have a loverly macmini, and processor wise this is all i need. 1 problem, hard drive space. i have a huge media collection (just over 0.5TB!) and as you know the poor little mac cannot hope to hold a fith of this. i got 3 mybook pro external hard drives (500gb) one for media, one for installation files and docs and the other for time machine. this was a great idea and worked, but now 7 months later i have lost all of my data and two of my hard drives (click...click...click) and i am at a loss. WD (the makers of the hard drive) are not helping my get my data back but are going to send me new drives. i have started ammasing my medai again using back ups from disks and things given to friends and family, but to be honest i dont want a mybook HD on my machine again as when i start to use it again i fear it will just fail. now my problem, i either need an infalible external hard drive of HUGE perportions or i need to use a server. i am not sure what hard drives i would use but i do know i cannot get a mac machine for a server. the problem is i dont want another mini (not enough HD space) dont want an imac (i have a monitor i like!) and i am not rich enough to fork out on a mac pro. i did think of getting a (sigh) windows machine and using this as a networked data server and this leads me to my list of questions. 1) will storing my itunes hard drive on the PC but accessing it on my mac mean slow and laggy playing? 2) if i was going to connect it (patch cord) directly to my mac, would i be able to connect to my hub (internet machine) using wireless AT THE SAME TIME!? 3) does any one use the windows server method (using leopard) and what are your thoughs 4) any other comments or idea's will be greatly apreciated as i am at a loss!