I want to choose a rational storage strategy for myself as I begin editing my home movies using Final Cut Express. Here is what I am considering: 1. External scratch drive (how big and is RAID 0 satisfactory for this?) 2. External drive for backup of my finalized video collection. I would imagine that it will quickly get over 1TB. My internal drive is nearly 500GB full already so I figured I wouldn't store any video on my internal drive. Can I use a Drobo for my completed video products and as a backup for my desktop? If so, should I use it with Time Machine, SuperDuper, or both? How about a MacMini? 3. I will be purchasing a Macbook Air soon. How should I best deal with backup for this as part of the above strategy? Droboshare? MacMini? 4. Should I save my raw files on a hard drive or just my edited final versions? 4. I currently backup my documents, music, and photos on an external drive (in a safety deposit box with all of my DV tapes as well as the original SD cards from big vacations). I also use Mozy for online backup of the documents, photos, and music. I assume I should combine these onto one large (maybe 3TB) external drive for backup, still using online storage for all but video? Can you use something like a G-RAID3 for this? I assume RAID 0 is not an issue as it will be a second backup (the primary being the Drobo/MacMini or whatever as above). 5. Finally, how can I best do this to enable myself to view my finished movies on my home theater (Pioneer 141FD) system? The more I think about this, the more confusing it gets to me. It seems as if I could end up with several external drives to plug in and unplug for backup, offsite storage, and networked storage. Do any of you have any thoughts on how I can achieve this in a rational manner? Thanks.