I'm new here so a little about me. My name is David if you couldn't guess from the user name. I'm from a little town in Michigan called Greenville, the numbers behind my name relate to that zip code. I run one of the three computer stores in town and I have been doing so for almost a year. So making my own cables, straight or crossover isn't a problem. I have an iomega mhndhd nas box to play with today. I recovered the data off the failing 1tb seagate located inside, copied it for them and they left me with the box and dead hd. First off I'm a PC man. The HD had a SGI XFS file system on it of which I used UFS Explorer for windows to recover the files for my client. The HD is going down hill fast so I'll toss that one and I have a new 250gb seagate to throw in. I just need to know what os (live cd), what connection (cat-5 or usb) to use, and how to set it up (what program) to work like it a nas box is made to.