I have the Mac mini in my signature as a home desktop and am looking to install an external storage solution that is essentially plug and play. The primary (even sole) use of this solution is to house the family's iTunes media and iPhoto libraries for streaming to various Apple TV's and iDevices around the house using Home Sharing. I am looking for something with between 8-12 TB - and have no experience or expertise in what RAID or anything else means, thus my requirement for essentially a plug and play solution. Do I really need to go high end with a solution similar to G-Speed Studio's latest release or would something as simple as two of these OWC miniStack Maxes be sufficient for my requirements? Or would something more middle of the road be more appropriate? Any input or recommendations would be much appreciated! Will be in the 'States for 5 weeks starting in July and plan on making my purchase there. Very confused about what features are necessary for a good experience and what is something I won't even notice, and thus don't need. The Mac mini is only USB 2 enabled of course, but I do have a Thunderbolt enabled Macbook Air (the one in my signature) that is going to be replaced this fall when the new generation of laptops come out with Yosemite, which will probably replace the older Mac mini as the home desktop station.