Hi. In the next weeks I'll be buying a Drobo, my first one. I've never seen or used one so I dont know what to expect or which one to buy. First I thought on buying the 4 bay one, but then I found its 2nd generation, so I guess it would be better to buy the newest one, which would be the 5 bay, not the FS one. I've never used a NAS, so I dont know how it works. Now I'm looking at the Drobo with 8 bay, and I really like it. With that one I wouldnt have storage problems for years, and I download many many things every day: tv shows, movies,, pictures, music, etc. So I dont know which way to go. The 4 bay is at a good price right now, but I'm worried that in 2 or 3 years I may ran out of space, so Im wondering if it may be better to pay more now for the 5 or 8 bay one, which would last me longer, much longer, so it may be better since I wouldnt have to buy another Drobo in 2 or 3 years when the first one rans out of space. I would use it with firewire 800. I like the Drobo FS, but like I said I have no idea how it works and if im not wrong, it would have to be connected to the router 24h, and I dont want that. I would use it along my mac mini 2010 as a HTPC. Thanks.