Hey, So over the past 6 years I keep running into the sam problem, I need more storage space than I can really fit in my computer. I'm looking to buy a home/power user edition of pretty much an xserve raid. I don't need all the fancy features, but what I do need is data redundancy and room for at least 8 hard drives. I'm not against direct attached storage through a PCI-Express raid card to an external box... I just need some recommendations Price is a concern, I can't drop $3,000 on just a case... I currently have a 3 500gb's and a 750 in my mac pro and I have only about 120GB left. Sooner or later I will run out. Now I could just get 4 1TB hard drives, but I'd still have no data redundancy, which quite frankly scares me.