My wife and I have 2x iPhone 6s', 2x older iPads, 2x iMacs and 1x MBP. We have an OWC raid 5 eSATA 4-bay unit (eSATA/FW connections), two Lacie 1TB Thunderbolt silver externals, one Lacie TB Rugged external, a Dropbox account, and two iCloud accounts. What is the best way to set up a home network were we can centrally back up each workstation and access one or two drives as shared storage? I'm envisioning the OWC as a main storage and TM archive device, to support the external drives attached to iMacs and MBP, maybe raid for redundancy? The two Lacie 1TB Thunderbolts could be TM backups to the iMacs, the Lacie Rugged as a TM back-up to the MBP (is it wise to replace the old HD drives in these with SSDs)? Would I want to archive these three to the OWC, as in partitioning the OWC to have Lacie I, Lacie II, MBP, and a 4th for 'Storage'? Then, get a back up HDD, say a big one like 8TB, to be a redundant back up for the OWC? How would I connect these devices so they could work with as little wiring or tethering as possible? Is distance a concern? Meaning, can I stow the OWC in a basement plastic container, or does it need to breathe? My basement has moisture. Do I need another machine, e.g., a server of some kind, like a Mini? Or, can I run all of the storage devices through some kind of hub, attached to one of our iMacs? Shooting for economy, safety, and so forth. We are undisciplined creatives so need something to protect our files from us! Thanks for any input.