Hi folks, I know many people have posted similar questions, regarding storage, but I haven't seen any response addressing my specific needs so I figured I'd spell out my situation and hope for some solutions. I currently use a Mac Mini that I have running Plex Media Server 24/7. I stream that content to my ipad/iPhone when I'm away from home, play it directly off the Mac mini through Plex Media Center, and allow several friends to stream remotely using Plex Share. I currently have all my media on 5 external hard drives (2 x 4TB drives, and 3 x 2TB drives), and none of it is backed up. I really want to consolidate everything into a single volume, that I can expand as my library grows, cleaning up folder clutter on my computer, physical hard drive clutter on my desk, and electrical clutter from all the power blocks taking up outlet space. While I would like a little bit of redundancy, data backup is not my primary concern at the moment (non of the data is irreplaceable). My main concern is a system that I can start with minimal drives and expand as my library grows. Something like an 8+ bay enclosure but one that I don't have to fill up all at once if I want everything to appear as a single drive. I shy away from NAS because I don't want anything impacting my network bandwidth (I also do online gaming from time to time), and USB 3 seems plenty fast enough to simply playback content. I love the idea of drobo, but it just feels expensive as all heck. Especially, if you need more than 5 disks worth of capacity. Thanks in advance for any and all helpful suggestions.