Alright so the place I work/volunteer for recently has expanded a bit (my church) and we are super short handed on not just people who can do photo and video stuff but storage and equipment! I brought this up with my boss, shes real tech know-how (Broadcast TV background) and I mentioned the possibility of using a Network Attached Storage device to offer allot of space for video editing and high speed access. Her machine's are an older MacBook Pro and her main editing machine is a 2010 iMac, not sure but I think hers does NOT have thunderbolt, I know it doesn't have USB 3.0 (painfully slow USB 2.0 kills me now!). We mainly record every sundays service and of course special events...however videoing events is sort of constrained by the lack of disk space I feel. I have a few questions, if your curious about my main editing machine its a retina MacBook Pro Quad Core 2.4GHz i7 (in my sig). -She uses Final Cut Express and I use Final Cut Pro X. Compatibility issues have been an issue obviously but its not really a huge issue, my main concern is whether Final Cut Express or even Final Cut Pro X will handle a NAS smoothly. I know FCP X will but I'd like to hear experiences. The office has an Airport Extreme already idk if that helps with comptability or whatever. -How is the speed of Gigabit Ethernet compared to USB 3.0 or Firewire 800? It should be pretty fast right? On par with Firewire 800 if not better right? I'm wondering if when connected to Ethernet either of us will have problems editing 1080 footage from a Panasonic AVCHD camera. Additionally Is it feasible to access a NAS over WiFi provided you have a solid connection with 802.11n? My rMBP doesn't have 802.11ac nor does the airport extreme she has support that but just curious. We won't exactly be editing any insane footage, usually deliver a 720p file since we reframe the 1080p in a 720p timeline...if this isn't feasible are their affordable gigabit Ethernet bridges? I know of the ones that use existing wiring like outlets but those seam to only support 100megabit Ethernet. -Brand wise I've looked at the Pegasus series, and Drobo..Drobo seams to be ALLOT more affordable and her dad has some professional experience with Drobo NAS systems so its looking like Drobo will be the winner if we get a NAS. Anyone have experience with one? Thanks in advance....sort of testing the waters here since I like to have answers to questions before they are asked and am looking at a much smaller scale NAS option for home use.