With a Mac Mini as a HTPC, I am going to add external storage that can be expanded to about 8TB. I don't see myself maxing out 4TB in the near future. I have looked into Drobo, despite all of the mixed reviews. Some say they love it, some say it is slow and have had problems, and some have said their Drobo died no more than a year in. However, the ease of use and ease of expandability is very tempting. So, if I do not find an alternative I will purchase a Drobo soon. So what are the alternatives to a Drobo like setup? I do not want to build a server. I just want something easy to use and do not have to bother with complicated RAID or psuedo RAID settings. Minimal setup is fine. I want to run Firewire 800 with a minimum placement of 4 drives. This will be my primary media storage to stream movies/music. Thanks for any comments!