I've spent days trying to figure out what to get and I'm really no closer to a solution. I would like something that has around 8 drive bays, maybe more for future expansion, that I can raid and hook up to my mac pro. It would contain mostly movies, tv shows, and music. It should be able to be quick enough to stream hd movies and also have decent redundancy, probably raid 6. I've looked into sonnet, g-tech, caldigit, and maxxdigitals solutions but they are pretty expensive and limited to just my mac pro with no file sharing capabilities that I can use around the house. It may be possible to configure shared drives within my computer and share stuff with the rest of my household but that really isn't the point, it's just too expensive and limited connectivity. I've also looked into getting servers like an xserve but that's too expensive. I've looked at unRaid and I don't think it gives me enough redundancy/config options. I've looked into building my own servers with raid cards running windows home server or linux but this seems rather complicated and i'd rather not have too worry about another computer. Also noise is an issue, I'd be working with it and sleeping with it in the same room, it should be as quiet as possible and another computer would definitely increase noise levels. I've also looked into the varieties of NAS's available including Thecus's new offerings as well as drobo and others. They just don't seem too reliable. I'm completely overwhelmed by the amount of options and lack of trust I have for raid or really any storage products. I would be buying 1tb seagate server class drives as I trust them and have had 4 with constant use with no problems. If anyone would like to shed some light on my situation it would be greatly appreciated! Cost is an issue but I would be willing to pay what it takes for a stable high capacity solution.