In 2009, I built a network in a medium-sized dental office. Back then the Mac Mini Server was available with 2 internal hard drives which I set up to mirror each other for redundancy. There are about 10 iMac workstations total, but probably only 3 active simultaneously at any given time. It's time to upgrade the server, and I'm curious what the current options are to do this. The needs and usage are: • about 1 TB of data currently, so 2 TB of space should suffice for a few years • Reliability is more important than speed • Frequent small reads and writes to the server during business hours (M-F 9-5) I was thinking of the Mac Mini 2.6 GHz i5 with 16 GB of ram, 256 GB of pci flash storage, and some sort of Thunderbolt storage for the data. Is this the right thinking? If so, how would I choose the right external storage box which combines reliability, speed, and value? Thanks!