Hello, I'm pondering how I can best create a system to backup devices in my home, as well as separate media storage (essentially iTunes and iPhoto, hoping to put movies, music/podcasts, photos in one place). Currently my home has an iMac (stores 500 gigs) and a MacBook Air (I think it stores 80 gigs), and a few iOS devices that get backed up to the Macs. The MacBook Air almost never travels; it just sits in various spots in the home. I also have a 2 TB external hard drive that is always hooked up to the iMac. The iMac and the MacBook Air each backup their contents (with Carbon Copy Cloner) to that drive once a week. This has worked fairly well over the last couple of years, but I'm starting to run into some issues: The MacBook Air is always close to full (I think this is mostly because of photos of our kid) The iMac is recently very close to full (it stores music, the occasional iTunes movie download, podcasts, photos, etc). It isn't hard to imagine something happening to the iMac which hoses the external drive as well. I've been thinking about buying an NAS. In my head, the configuration would work like this: I'd split the NAS into two partitions (say, 2 TB each). One partition would function as a weekly backup location for the iMac and MacBook Air. The external hard drive would host nothing but media. Presumably the iTunes and iPhoto libraries from the iMac. The other partition of the NAS would backup the shared media, and also hopefully make it easier for the other devices in my home to access it. I'd run a cloud backup of the NAS, maybe monthly. Are there holes in this idea? Or better solutions for an all Mac/iOS home? If there aren't better solutions, is there a specific NAS you'd recommend that would work especially well for this (at least 4 TB)? Thanks.