so, my WD my book 500 gb is about to die soon, according to my Disc Utility S.M.A.R.T. report ("not verified") I have several mac laptops, 1 hp laptop, a pc desktop and a PS3 so it seems to be a good time to set up a NAS in a Raid 1 configuration just so I don't have to deal with storage and access/file retrieval on too many machine at once. This is gonna be my first time setting up something of this caliber so I need some help with the hardware selection. I found these things on Amazon since the site seems to offer the best price D-Link DIR-655 Extreme N Wireless Router ~ $100 D-Link DNS-323 2-Bay Network Storage Enclosure ~$160 with a $30 rebate Western Digital 1TB SATA 32MB Cache Green Power Bulk/OEM Hard Drive WD10EADS ~ $109 * 2 = $218 so I'd come to around $450 for this setup, I'm going with the WD drives because I've read the Tom's Hardware roundup 2008 winter review of several different drives and thought this would give me a good mix of performance speed and price point. I know, the NAS enclosure does not support hotswapping, but I can power it down before I do anything and it also have a dedicated USB port for printer so that would be awesome. my questions is that are there better choices for the price points? I'd like to keep thing under $500, btw. And is this WD drive offer decent longterm lifespan? Thanks a lot.