Okay, here's the deal. I have a core duo iMac (early 2006 - no wireless-N). I don't picture myself ever needing multiple macs. I currently store all my media (movies and TV shows for my tv) on a 1TB MyBook Premium II (Firewire 800/400 and USB2.0 - my iMac has FW400 not 800). It's about time to buy more space. Are there any NAS solutions out there that would give me any faster read/write speeds than already speedy Firewire? I realize there are Gigabit Ethernet NAS drives out there, but are they worth the extra money? I bought a 1TB MyBook World Edition network drive, but I'm taking it right back. Had it hard-wired to the mac with a crossover cable. The few tests I did with it were excruciatingly slow. How the heck can a gigabit ethernet connection be that slow? I'm getting the impression that firewire can't be beat for my needs. Am I wrong? I'd like to keep the purchase under $300, but I could be swayed if I saw any additional benefit, with access speed being the priority.