Hello, I've had a look on these forums and had a look on the web but I'm still confused by what I need to get to meet my external storage needs. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Background I'm going back to university next year to study animation so I've just ordered a Macbook Pro and I will be selling my '08 Mac Pro fairly soon to pay for it. I'm doing this because I need to be able to work from where ever. I know if I need to do any massive renders University has equipment I can use. What I am looking for... Animation obviously takes up a lot of Hard Disk space so I need someway of storing, accessing and backing up all of my work that wont fit on my laptop. This is a basic summary of what I need it to do. - Store old projects (that can be 100's of Gb) - Easily backup MBP harddrive (500Gb) & old projects on other drives. - Work directly on it on large animation projects. - Be expandable in the future. - Fairly easy to set up and use. - Cheap is good but I'm happy to pay more if the benefits are obvious. - Any extra bonuses are good (like working wirelessly, etc) but only if it's not loads extra. I don't know if all these things are possible but be very grateful for any help regardless.