I'm in the process now of ripping my DVD collection using the method in the sticky at the top of the forum. I have not yet purchased anything really for my HTPC setup and want to try and do it right, even if it takes me a while to get there. I'm currently renting an apartment, so projection screens and seating aren't anywhere near a priority. I'm pretty sure that a Mac Mini will be the way I go for the PC, but I wanted to get the storage setup first so I can just use my MBP in the meantime. Obviously ripping a DVD collection (around 150 or so, plus another 25 or 30 DVD TV series sets) is going to take a while and that is fine, but I want to make sure the data is secure so that if, a year from now, a hard drive fails I'm not SOL. An IT friend of mine suggested a Drobo setup, which seems pretty cool. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CZ9ZEE/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER The reviews aren't over the moon for that box, but not terrible either. What does everyone here use? Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.