I am considering the Synology 413j but if there are better suggestions at a lower price please let me know. Criteria: iTunes library - 600 GB Ripped media library - 300 GB Home movie library - 200 GB Time Machine back ups for two Macbooks - Need 500 GB each I currently have a bunch of 2.5" hard drives and stand alone hard drives I want to use; specifically: Internal 2.5" drives: 750 GB 7200 RPM drive 1 TB drive 2x500 gb drives External Drives: 1 TB WD Mybook 2 TB WD Mybook Studio raid option 2x1TB WD Passport drives My idea is to reuse as much of the drives I have as I can. So in the NAS I would like to put the itunes and home/ripped media, I would need a total of 1.1 TB plus room to grow. I have use the 1 TB for iTunes and the 750 GB for my home media. I wanted to then stick the two 500 GB drives in there for Time Machine and connect the four external drives to USB ports for back up cloning of the NAS drives. Of course there are a ton of ways to change this configuration around, even using a 2 bay NAS and using more USB connected devices. But what does anyone think, am I on the right track with the Synology or are there better options? Perhaps a refurb mini running ML server with the USB drives attached is better overall?