I am undergoing a project to put all of my DVD library (~700 disks) into iTunes so I can stream them to my Apple TVs and put some on my iPad when I travel for work, etc. I think this is around 1.5TB right now In addition, I am an "advance amateur" photographer and have tens of thousands of photographs consuming many GBs (thought not nearly as much as the movies). I actually don't have an exact idea, this is somewhere between 60GB and 200GB. I consider the photographs to be absolutely mission critical. I CAN NOT lose them. I would be absolutely devastated. I consider the movies to be a very close second. I could reproduce the content frankly but there are HUNDREDS of hours of work into ripping and encoding them. I have two problems. 1) In general, I am running out of storage. I currently have a 3TB Seagate FW800 drive and have used 2TB of it. The last TB will last me a while, but not super long and I want have a plan in place before I'm completely full. 2) I am in even worse shape for backups. My backup drive is only 2TB. So basically between the photos, movies, and my iMac system backup, my drive is full and can't even complete a backup right now. I signed up for crashplan and started a backup. Its telling me I have nearly 50 days remaining which sounds about right. I could let this keep going or I could pay $125 and seed the backup. If I relied solely on crashplan as my offsite backup, this would ALSO free up my additional 2TB drives for local storage (I actually have 2 because I currently rotate my backups offsite). But it means I don't have full control of my backups which worries me a little, though not overly. My other thought is to get a 4-5 bay NAS. But I'm worried about this because if I finish the Crashplan backup and them get a NAS, is Crashplan going to recognize it as the same data or is it going to make me re-backup 1.6TB AGAIN??? Additional thoughts: 1) I'm mildly concerned if I let the crashplan backup finish online that my ISP will shut me off eventually. 2) Crashplan says they send a 1.5TB drive for your seed, which wouldn't even cover all of my data. 3) As my data grows, if I continue with the crashplan option, I could have 4TB, 5, 6, who knows. Are there going to be significant additional fees from crashplan if I have to do a mail-me-a-hard-drive restore of 6TB???