Hi there, I have been reading a long time and am after some advice. I have currently moved from a windows vista desktop to the MacBook Pro and am struggling on what set up to go regards back up and file server. What I want to achieve is a file server on one hard disk to store all music and photos so they can be served to all my apple devices and run itunes so I can turn off my macbook. Secondly on another hard disk have a local backup using time machine. My current equipment is as follows Ipad Air Ipad Mini 2 iphones MacBook Pro I think I have discounted nas boxes such as a synology due to having to have the macbook on all the time to serve up itunes. I considered turning my old windows pc in to a hackintosh as it is a core 2 duo but the bios restrictions make it difficult. The two further options were windows home server 2011/windows 8pro or buying a Mac mini but am not sure of the options now Budget is open as for the right option would buy. Any ideas on how best to achieve what I want? Thanks for any help/advice.