sorry to start another thread, but I don't want this to get lost in the mega thread going. I bought a Ver 1 Drobo on the recommendation of this forum and so far couldn't be happier. I have it hung off my airport so USB was fine for me and it hasn't hiccupped yet. On the drobo I have all my ripped movies, mini dv movies, handbraked movies, iTunes, and iPhoto. At this point it only adds up to about 600 gigs. I have three 500 gig drives and just ordered 2 1tb drives to replace one drive and fill the drobo. With the drive I pull out, I will be writing first my pictures (iPhoto) and iTunes to it, as I pull out subsequent drives for replacement I will do the same with them. These are all going in a safe I have in my house. I also have disk backups of my iPhoto and iTunes. Granted, these are a month or two old now. Off my iMac, I have a drive that I mirror for a bootable version. I know relocating the backup drives off site is good, but I hope the safe will suffice. Any suggestions. I don't know if I completely trust online backup yet.