I am looking for some advice and suggestions on how to better manage my streaming and back up needs. I think a NAS is the solution, but not sure the best approach. Let me first lay out some details: Devices: Macbook 1 TB drive/using 600 GB Macbook Pro 500 GB boot drive using 100 GB/750 GB media drive using 600 GB Two Apple TVs Various ipad/ipod/iphones Time Capsule as main router AEBS as a wired network extender Newer Airport Express as I wired network extender Current Storage: Time Capsule 500 GB as main router and TC for Macbook, Not backing up 500 GB iTunes library. 1 TB USB drive backing up Macbook Pro, Boot drive only, not backing up 500 GB iTunes library 2 TB WD My Book Studio on Raid 1 config (mirrored) holding ripped media and home movies. Using 700 GB. 1 TB WD My Studio Firewire connected to MBP for video editing/scratch disk. 103 GB Dropbox, backing up documents, Aperture Library, Photo hosting, some other apps. Using 50 GB. 1 TB WD USB drive, partitioned to clone MBP drives. 1 TB WD USB drive cloned Macbook. 1 500 GB USB drive cloning ripped DVD media. 1 500 GB USB cloning home movies. Desire is to clean up the mess a bit and I feel I am overly complex. I think I can eliminate a lot of the drives and open up HDD space with a properly used NAS. My thought is to have a NAS that would do the following: Time Machine back up for both MBP and MB. Media Serving for ripped media and home movies iTunes library for both machines Additional Aperture Vault If I could do this, I would be able to remove the iTunes library from both machines, freeing up a ton of space, I could then use my 750 GB internal drive as my scratch and working disk for video editing, eliminating both WD My Book drives or allowing them to act as connected clones and simplify my process. I also think I could eliminate or reduce my Dropbox use although backing up Aperture to it is a nice comfort. So am I on the right track?