It wasn't quite my original intention, but my Mac Pro has turned into the center of a new home theater I've set up with Plex and a 1080p projector. I've been ripping bluray movies to disk, downloading from itunes, etc, etc and I am really struggling with disk issues. My photography and limited video work were nothing compared to this. Right now I've got about 7 TB's of Media files and I don't see this addiction stopping anytime soon. I have a mixture of drives in my 2010 Hexcore that is maxed out and 1 drive literally hanging out the back on a SATA card. I've been waiting for the WD 3TB Black to come out to do upgrades to my internal drives. I'd like to at least get my internal drives fast, as that does seem to be a bottleneck for many things I do. (But yes I get you don't need fast drives for playing back movies!). I've been playing with one of those Synology NAS boxes at work and that seems an interesting option although the price per GB is a bit more than I would like. I'm also worried about the noise from all the drives running, but they seem to support the 3TB Green's with the new 1511+. My latest thought is to actually go USB 3, with 2 USB 3 hubs and perhaps 8 2TB Lacie drives. With Plex, I can still map them all to the same media directory and that way only the drive I am accessing is spinning up. Then internally I can go with the 3TB WD Blacks when they ship. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/745553-REG/LaCie_131102KUA_USB_3_0_HUB.html http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/737354-REG/LaCie_301967_Minimus_USB_3_0_2TB.html I'd rather a 3TB USB 3 drive but those Lacie 2TB's look like they would stack and not take up much space at all. I guess it would be cheaper to not try and have it all online, but this seems not too much more expensive and a lot more convenient. Thoughts? That should get me up to around 30 Terabytes. I'm somewhat thinking for backup plan is simply to just rerip media for now. I do offsite backups for my photography, but doing that for 30 Terabytes of Media files seems too much!