Hi, I was thinking about getting a 4 Bay Drobo to expand my storage pace as my internal HDD is full and my external one will soon be at maximum capacity. I've read many posts saying that Drobos are slow and not worth the money, but I really like how I can upgrade its storage when I need the space. I've had a few recommendations to go for a NAS storage solution but I don't understand how they work and whether I will actually get fast speeds. I'd imagined that having a Drobo connected by FW800 would be much faster than storing my files on my home network? My iMac is 3 rooms away from my router and its connected by wifi would a Synology or QNAP NAS really be faster than a Drobo connected by FW800? I like the idea of not having the storage connected to my computer so if I were to get a macbook or something in the future I would be able to be free from the external drive but still have access to my files. Can anyone help?