I'm thinking of purchasing my first Mac Pro, an Early-2009 8-core 2.66 GHz model with an internal 4TB RAID, to act as my main server at work. The price makes it very, very appealing. The only issue that I have is the fact that this MP is out-of-warranty. Correct me if I'm wrong, but having owned other Macs, I understand that once the AppleCare warranty expires, you can no longer purchase AppleCare again. This brings me to my questions: 1. Given the "quality" of the Mac Pro, should I be worried about not having the warranty. If it were for home use, I wouldn't worry much, but this is more or less intended to be my mission-critical work server. (I'm not too worried about the hard drives; I'm expecting them to ultimately fail). I've had a RAID controller fail in a Dell server, which wasn't too fun. 2. Is there an aftermarket warranty that can be purchased for a MP? If not, I'm assuming that Apple (or other certified Apple repair center) will repair, but at retail prices. Thanks for any input!